mother's day portraits at brookside gardens

we had so much fun the last time at brookside gardens that we decided to do it again on mother's day, this time with the whole family!fatimeh's family are some of my most favorite folks... each person is as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside, and i hope you can see some of that in the portraits below. one of the memories we wanted to capture is that of four generations of women: grandmother, mother, daughter and grandchildren, in one image. fatimeh's father is an imam in washington, d.c. - you might see him leading prayer on the sidewalk if you drive down massachusetts ave nw on a friday afternoon - and her mother is a strong, sweet-natured soul with a wealth of knowledge about health and nutrition, among other things! they've raised a remarkable family and it was absolutely a pleasure to hang out in the gardens with them on a sunny sunday. thanks to the guys for cooperating with me taking headshots of them in front of pink flowers! :) and for helping out with the flash when i needed it. brookside gardens doesn't allow lights on stands, but i was able to set up my 430ex II on its mini-stand with the cybersync receiver attached, and it worked out well once i had my exposure set correctly. here is a selection of my favorite shots from the day! once i get my act together, my next post will showcase some of the new sample albums i've gotten in the past couple of weeks - i'm so excited about offering these albums and can't wait to show you all!