this is a favorite family of mine, the altom clan. we had been planning this shoot for years it seemed like. i had photographed the kiddos years back, then the last two babies when they were each born but somehow never the whole family together, and it was time! we planned a big theme and then when it finally came time for the session we decided that no theme could really compete with the simplicity of just everyone dancing out in the open in the sunshine. and so we met up at a freshly plowed cornfield, we danced, put blankets on our backs as capes, and skipped in the dirt under the sun and laughed a lot, and it was better than any amount of props we could have set up. because when you have only one another to hold onto, rather than a bunch of stuff, how can it be better than that?