Windhager Family Portraits | Extended Family Session

You know what’s fun? Getting to see a HUGE family during their reunion and take photos of them! I met the Windhager family at an Air BnB they were renting for the weekend on Lake Travis. Lake Travis is about 45 minutes outside of Austin proper, and the house they rented sat on the lake; as in, there was platform that lowered down to the lake edge where people could get into the water or boat house below.

There were over 30 members of the Windhager family in attendance for the reunion. Honestly, I had no idea how it would go shooting so many people! I always prepare for shoots with getting a list of all the desired photos and groupings that the family wants, scoping out a location (or in this case looking at photos online), and getting an idea of the different ages. However, with so many people I went in knowing that I had to roll with whatever I was walking in to.

One of the things that I enjoy about extended family sessions are all the different relationships that are intermingled. While it is mostly about the family and group photos, I got to take photos of a few high school seniors, a future mama, and couples of different generations. I have to say that the sweetest photos are of Mr. and Mrs. Windhager celebrating 60 years of marriage!

 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. Large family. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. Two generations, mother, father, and siblings. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. husband and wife celebrating 60 years of marriage. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. Grand kids and grand parents. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. couple portrait. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. blended family. six person family. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. couple kissing woman expecting. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. family cluster. four person family. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. siblings hugging and laughing. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. expecting mother. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. parents portrait smiling and holding hands. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. high school senior male. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. senior portrait female with short hair and hogwarts tattoo. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. couple portrait. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography
 Extended family session on Lake Travis during family reunion. male portrait punching sky in victory. Photo by Erin Reas of Flying Lantern Photography