Our laid back family photo shoot at Grandpa's hardware store #Family portraits#extended family#family#Photos June 17 2019 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Ueda Photography Photos by Ueda Photography When you're considering a family photo shoot, it's sometimes easiest to just take everyone to a park for pretty scenery. But sometimes unexpected locations, especially those that mean a lot to a family, can create the most dynamic and meaningful shots. Related Post A Southern engagement/family session for two moms and their kiddos The family chose to shoot near a lake they call "Turtle Lake" (they recently set a turtle free there). Everyone showed up in matching bow... Read more Take this beautiful family, for instance, who decided to take advantage of all the nooks and crannies at grandpa's hardware store in Wisconsin to capture a few moments in a family store with a couple, their parents, and their two little boys, aged four and one. Let's see the magic that they created and learn a bit about the inspiration from the family… The hardware store was established by my great grandpa in 1923. My grandfather and great uncle bought it in 1973 and it has since been passed down to my dad and uncle. My grandpa still goes in when he can. My great grandma lived in the apartment above the store her entire life. It’s a space filled with history. The working draft beer company is new to the neighborhood but the building it’s in is owned by my grandpa and great uncle. We love spending time there. They really want it to feel inviting for families with young kids and during the winter months we find ourselves there a lot! I love so many of the photos because they tell a story that goes beyond the person in the picture. I have two favorites of the day. There is one of my son Henry behind the desk in the back room of the hardware store. He’s ‘working’ and has a look of concentration on his face. The photo background shows the walls of an office that hasn’t changed in 45 years. I also love a picture of my dad leaving the hardware store with the Ace sign in the background lit up. He’s just locked up the store for the night and is carrying my diaper bag for me. He looks content. A downtown Seattle family photo session featuring a Dalek, umbrellas, and dancing I first spied a few of the photos from this fun family session in our Flickr pool a week or so ago, and after seeing a few more I knew… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Executive Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS SEATTLE EVENT: Self-Publishing PROS, CONS, and WTFs on June 18, 2019 NEXT Yep, there's a safe child's car seat that fits in your pocket(!) Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Great location for a family photoshoot, with great backgrounds and a location that is personal to the guys involved, a perfect memory keepsake. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.