Let me say right up front…this was a fun shoot. When the clients, photographer and both assistants are laughing repeatedly throughout the shoot, you know it’s fun. The Branch family came together from California, Utah and Idaho to celebrate Thanksgiving in Arizona, and arranged with me to have their photos taken while together. We shot the entire group first and then spent some time capturing, what I think was every possible combination of families, siblings, couples, cousins, girls with an “K” in their name who where born in odd months…okay, maybe not that last one. But the entire shoot had a photo booth feel, where people where waiting for their turn and we were all having fun, laughing and capturing family time together. It was awesome. And the Mesa Arts Center with their fabulous architecture and photo-friendly policy was an excellent place to shoot. Spending a few hours on Thanksgiving weekend with a big family who was so obviously thankful to be together was great. Here is a sampling of the photos we made.