Family Photography | Downer Family, Big Sky, MT
This past weekend my family had the privilege of doing a photo-shoot with Eye in the Sky Photography. With our last family photo session being 12 years ago packed in a Walmart studio, we were very much ready for an upgrade.
Coming from a family of 15, coordinating the many schedules to even find a day that would work for everyone was in and of itself a challenge, but with our schedules finally lined up, mom promised cinnamon rolls and coffee to everyone that showed up on time the morning of the shoot.
One by one everyone began to arrive. What 12 years ago, was once the Big Sky crew of “just” 13 kids, had now turned into spouses and grandkids making for a grand total of 25, all awaiting Kene’s arrival. We all just hoped he was prepared for the random, noisy, unique, and just a bit crazy bunch of Downers.
While waiting for it to warm up outside a bit, we finished our cinnamon rolls and coffee while Kene wandered in and out of rooms capturing the more candid moments. Moments of all the little guys wrestling, sisters snuggling, the brothers talking about their next hunting trip, or mom and dad just enjoying having everyone back at the house. Kene then piled into the 15-passenger van with us and we headed out to get some nice portraits with the mountains. As far as portraits go, we were all relieved to be able to act ourselves and climb all over the rocks or even throw snowballs at each other in between photos. At the end of it all we made it back to the house for a nice dinner and had to agree that Kene did a pretty great job of capturing us at what we do best, being a family.