This backyard generation family session is something I wish EVERY family did! The Robertshaws have been long time friends of mine and we have done so many sessions together at this point I’ve lost track. Pregnancy announcements, maternity photos, newborn sessions, birthday, family sessions….we’ve done it all! Charity so values having her family’s legacy preserved through photographs, and I just know these kids will remember their childhood well because they have so many beautiful photos that capture it all.
Well one thing Charity really wanted was family portraits with both her and Mike’s parents! Extended family sessions can be so tricky to organize and plan, but we got everyone’s schedules coordinated and made this happen! In typical Robertshaw fashion, our first date was rained out and we had to reschedule, but we had the most beautiful sunny day to finally do these. We met at Charity’s parents home in Columbiana, and the rolling hills of the country and white picket fences were so picturesque for a backdrop. Aidan, Xavier, and Maddie were just over the moon to get to hang out with all their grandparents and run around Grandma’s backyard! I loved getting to chat with Sharon and Scott, and Sharon and Tom (yes, both Mike and Charity’s mamas are named Sharon!) and even got to hear how they both met! Sharon and Scott met on a blind date set up by Sharon’s best friend, who met Scott when he was a contractor assigned to a roofing job at her house. Sharon and Tom met at Conneaut Lake Park and Sharon knew he was a keeper when he sat and talked with her grandmother the whole day.
We ended the evening hanging out in the backyard playing baseball as the sun began to sink lower behind the trees, and I of course had to snap some photos of the grand finale baseball game, too. These generation photos are such a treasure, and I am so happy the Roberetshaws will have such a precious way to remember the best days of their kids spending time with their grandparents and making memories that will last a lifetime.