The Farmers | A Life Story | Russell, KS | Relaxed Country Mother's Day Family Session

Courtney contacted me shortly before Mother's Day saying that she wanted to give a special gift to her mom. It was going to be a surprise so we had to work quickly and be sneaky. It certainly wasn't easy trying to juggle the schedules of her and her five other siblings, but with a little flexibility we all made it work. It was one of the most fun hoodwinks I've ever achieved to date, and I wouldn't have wanted to do it with any other group of kids!

You wouldn't know it, but these six rolled out of bed just moments before their sunrise session, getting spiffied up while their mom was none the wiser. The land around the home made for a perfectly personal setting.

With her mom in mind, Courtney requested close-ups of each of her siblings half-laughing. They were some of my favorite shots of the whole session!

Before the session ended, they had a silly string war. This shot of the aftermath perfectly summed of the dynamic of these six siblings!

Thanks for including me in this special gift to your mom! It was such a blast photographing all of you---and being in on the surprise! 

Emma Wheatley

TOPEKA, KS, 66606