Cortez Family | CT Family Session

Meet the Cortez Family! Marie, Hernan, Stephanie, Hernan Jr. & Marco. Marie entered our facebook contest this past Spring to win a free photo session. Her family is soon to be part of our family. My younger brother Chris is engaged to Stephanie. So Drew, Prue & I drove down to visit them in Connecticut & shot their family session. We shot at Wickham Park which happens to be a very large park near Chris & Steph’s apartment. It is a great location with lots of options & we didn’t even explore a fraction of it. It was late, the boys wanted to play & it was a little rainy. We shot at the Sensory Gardens & then walked around in the giant fields a bit. Apparently there is one hill where you can see the city of Hartford in the background. We didn’t venture to that area but I would love to go back and explore & shoot some more.

That’s Marco on the right, he didn’t really understand the chin down look up with your eyes bit.  It’s okay though, it makes for a photo that really shows him at this age.  Nicely posed photos are great, but I like the ones that have a bit more personality.  The one on the right for sure shows off their personality.  The boys wanted to jump off the wall, they were both suppose to pose, but at the last minute Marco changed his mind.  Hernan jr. was left posing all by his lonesome!

This one makes me smile.  I told the boys to act silly after we did a few shots.  It might not be your traditional portrait, but I think it’s much better.  The boys are constantly making the family laugh & smile.

Marie & Hernan you have such a great family & are such warm and inviting people.  Thanks for having us photograph your family.

Mrs Drew (Amanda)