We have known the Reardon Family for many years and were honored when they asked us to do their family portraits!  We went to Homestead Park  near Hilliard, OH to do their family pictures.  It was a very busy place!

Every one of the shelter houses were packed, the playground was overflowing with children, and an empty parking spot was something to be desired.  🙂  Could be because it was supposed to be one of the nice last days of fall and everyone was trying to squeeze in one last day at the park for the year!  However, even with all of the crowding, we managed to find some remote locations to keep all of the other people out of the background.  🙂

Photographing kids is so fun and yet so unpredictable!  🙂  The kids were not OK with sitting down and holding still for photos, so we adapted!  We let the kids be themselves…playing and running around.  We were able to capture some really good candid shots of the kids, which really shows their actual personality.

Thank you Reardon family for allowing us to capture this moment in your family’s life!  I hope you like the family portraits as much as we do!

The Reardon family sitting in front of a beautiful pond at Homestead Park.

The Reardon family sitting in front of a beautiful pond at Homestead Park.

Got to love this little girl's smile!

Got to love this little girl’s smile!

One of my favorite family photos is them holding hands walking away from the camera.

One of my favorite family photos is them holding hands walking away from the camera.

I wish I had half the energy of this little guy!  :)  The picture on the left of Mom holding her son in the air is one of my favorites from this family

I wish I had half the energy of this little guy! 🙂 The picture on the left of Mom holding her son in the air is one of my favorites from this family

Homestead Park Covered Bridge Photo

It is important that Mom and Dad get a photo by themselves! So my wife took the kids off to the side so that we could grab a few shots of Mom and Dad with no kiddos.

Like father like son!

Like father like son!

Dad and Boy Photo at Homestead Park

This is one of those candid shots I was talking about. We were trying to figure out where to go to next and I snapped a few pics of Dad and Boy. 🙂