I was on my way to their home and my gps was having some issues. As I went toward my workaround plan (google), I plugged in their name and address and Southern Living popped up! Their home was featured in Southern Living! How cool is that? So of course, I shared with them my discovery and awe and then she shared with me how not so exciting or awe-inspiring the whole ordeal was. Left me thinking...yeah, well...I suppose things usually aren't what they seem, are they? I had conjured up quite the romantic photo shoot with an art director, lighting rigs, and lots of creative talk. Apparently, that's not really how it shakes down. I consider myself, informed of reality. (Still pretty cool though.)
What a sweet little family and a gorgeous back yard. I want to go back there and sit on the patio and have a glass of tea. So quiet. So peaceful. So serene. No wonder they look so happy...how could one not be happy with all that serenity? :)
Incredibly bright, talented, super intelligent and highly sophisticated...but that wasn't the best part about getting to know this family...if you could see what happens when they all come together...wow. It's like relational fireworks. Not in a "super huggy, I love you, bro" kinda way, but more like a "I really dig that we're in the same family together" way. Hard to explain...it was definitely much more of a feeling I felt, which is always challenging for me to put words on. I'll sum it up with this, I barely talked the entire session. All the personality coming out in these images was simply a result of them being together. Beautiful.
The humor (oh. my. lord. at the humor!), the laughing, the loving, the growth, the grandparents sense of pride in who their kids have become, the relationship between the sisters, the friends the cousins are becoming....I can feel it all when I look at these images. And I love it. What a fabulous group of people. So real. So, so real.
Cute overload! Oh my gosh. My friend Tiffany has been telling me about this family for a year or so and I finally got to meet and photograph them. A new baby, especially welcoming the 4th baby...is a perfect excuse for a portrait session. So happy to have met these incredible people and document the beginning of the next chapter in their life.
Throwing feed out for the turkeys, playing in the woods, chasing each other to the pond, fishing, duck catching, horse riding....and of course pouting. What more could you want from a session? :) The best thing about it? It's all just everyday life for this family. Beautiful!!!!