I'm one lucky cookie. I've had the honor and sheer delight of photographing this family since Cooper was a just a little fella. It thrills me to help him welcome his baby brother Turner to the family.
Sweet family. Love em!
But in this case, it makes me wail! Love the colors, simplicity and downright natural beauty in this session. They rolled up with an incredible royal blue velvet chair to use...the flowers/weeds mostly swallowed it up but honestly...didn't even matter. The chair fo sho was not going to be the focus here anyway. This field may be magical, but this family brought it to life.
If you're familiar with our work, you have seen this JCrew family before. (No, they aren't really JCrew models, but I think they should be.) They have just acquired some dreamy property and this is their shale beach. Yes! A beach in East TN! It's gorgeous. What a perfect place for their punkins to grow up. Indian painting with those shale rocks, boating, throwing and let's not forget..SKIPPING rocks! Oh my. The image below with this daddy and his boy skipping rocks makes my heart do some skipping. Beauty on the inside and out right here. I treasure this family.
1. I love this family because they are outrageously laid back and totally value natural little moments in life that just happen.
2. I love these kids because they are hilarious and they love one another.
3. The fleeting moments in this session are almost enough to send me right over the edge...could you just die looking at that precious baby girl and her daddy?!
4. The shot of the 3 kids standing side by side by side looking in the camera makes me smile so big, because I have two older brothers that towered over me like that when I was a little girl, too. It makes me think of a measuring stick...not an actual measuring stick, of course. But the way you can see their little stair steps is kind of a measuring visual. I dig it.
That seems to be the over riding theme with this family. They are creative, musically talented lovers of concerts, the Avett Bros and having a really good time. We wanted to create something a little different than what we've done in the past, so we went with the theme that speaks to their heart...music.
I love their free spirit. They're wild, crazy and laid back all at the same time. Crazy cool family and a barrel of laughs.