Multi-Generational Family Photos in Woodstock

Dawn originally contacted me in September about multi-generational family photos in Woodstock. We agreed Olde Rope Mill Park would be a great location with the landmark bridge for a backdrop. The extra bonus was very little walking would be necessary, which is more friendly to grandparents AND toddlers.

Multi-Generational Family Photos Can Be Tricky To Schedule

The challenging part was scheduling a date and time as one son and his family had a short window in Woodstock. They were preparing to move from Alabama to Italy very soon. When family members aren’t all in one city, it takes quite a bit of coordination to find a date that works for all the busy, working parents (or non-parent couples) and then within the schedule of the littles who still get naps.

I had multiple conversations with Dawn over the phone prior to her shoot, with a very important one being what to wear. Which can also be tricky when bringing together separate family units for a multi-generational shoot like this one. What I have found is that my clients value photographs more that show off their personalities and don’t have everyone wearing matching outfits.

What to Wear

Remember the 90s and how everyone wore jeans and white shirts? Yeah, those days are over because those pics went on Christmas cards posted on refrigerators and were thrown away on New Year’s Day. Now my clients want eye catching images to love for years to come. So they dress accordingly. Everyone is a little different, which is awesome for moving your eye around a photograph. You’ll spend more time looking for differences AND at the faces of the people you love most. And you’ll come to love the photographs even more over time. Especially if you have them displayed large on your walls…at least that’s what my clients tell me. 🙂

Three adult siblings standing on the Rope Mill bridge with their significant others in November
A cute family with dad wearing a cowboy hate and holding his son while standing with his wife and daughter at a park in Woodstock
Two cute parents belly laughing with mouths wide open while holding their little girl at Rope Mill Park
A sharply dressed couple in bold colors standing together and smiling at Rope Mill park
Grandparents holding their grandchildren and smiling on the Olde Rope Mill bridge in the fall
Two older parents standing together with their three adult children on a bridge at Rope Mill

I love that they wanted to make these multi-generational family photos together before winter. Especially knowing they’d all be together again in March for Ashley + Ryan’s wedding. Which they also hired me to photograph. Woohoo! I seriously hit the jackpot in working with fun and delightful humans and am so excited to document such an important day in their family legacy next year!

Five star google review of Pear Tree Photography Atlanta from the matriarch of this multi-generational family photo shoot

Do you want multi-generational family photos?

If you’re wanting multi-generational family photos in Woodstock and need help with locations, what to wear, or even coordinating schedules…I’d love to talk to you! Click that link and start a conversation. Consultations are always complimentary as I want to make sure you feel not only comfortable, but excited about the images we’ll make together!


  1. […] + Ryan, I’m so happy I got to photograph your family together in November at Rope Mill Park. And even more thrilled I could document the start of your marriage at Rocky’s Lake Estate. […]

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