Four Generations | Concord Family Photographer

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A few times a year, I’ll receive an inquiry about shooting an extended family session. People usually ask me the same questions, so I thought I’d write up a quick blog post about it!

As of this year, I shoot extended families of up to 8 people (and no more than 4 children). The reason for this, if I’m being totally honest, is that large extended family session stress me out, ha. During an extended family session, we can shoot any combination of family members that you’d like. My favorite shots in the whole entire world are grandparent/grandchild shots, or great-grandparent/great grandchild shots. If the extended family session consists of two families, each with their own kids, I will take some shots of each family separately, but not many, as I have to be careful that I’m not essentially offering a two-for-one deal ;).

Whether you’re hiring me for a regular family session or an extended, I’ll offer location suggestions in the Greater Boston area, usually within 30-45 minutes of Waltham. The places I suggest are those that I am familiar with both in terms of lighting and backdrops. Click here to view one of my favorite summer locations in the area.

After the session, everyone in the family will be able to download the gallery. I keep things nice and simple and use a gallery-hosting site called Pixieset to store and deliver my clients’ galleries.

I hope that helps answer any questions you may have if you’ve been considering an extended family session!


Oh hey! I’m Melissa, a Boston family & newborn photographer, but I like to refer to myself as a toddler-whispering, child-taming, photographic ninja.