1 hour drive
2 hours of nonstop shooting
3 lovely little ones 
4 girls at a tea party
5 is the favorite number of their player from Virginia Tech
6 immediate children
7 minutes to get one good group shot
8 spins to get to the right "i'm so dizzy I can't think about being uncomfortable in front of the camera" feeling
9 females to get ready
10 times the heat we really needed to make this happen
11 children almost too big to be held
12 beautiful grandbabes

exhilarating and exhausting all in the same breath!


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I've been lucky enough to photograph this couple (the grandparents) for years. Every time I'm around them, I can feel their love for each other. That sounds completely ridiculous, yes I know. But it's true. They've been married for years and years and years and they still act like they're dating. It's cute. It makes me smile. It makes me want that in my own marriage.

So then, I meet the rest of their family and guess what? Yep. They are just like like their parents. Fun, free and full of joy and laughter. For a photographer, it doesn't get much better than that. Loved being with this family and having an opportunity to document all of them together...in one place....at one time....(congrats for pulling those schedules off!).  

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Theresa says:

Thank you!!!

(06.19.10 @ 12:41 AM)
tina fisher says:

what beautiful pictures! They are a great family and they are truly blessed!

(06.20.10 @ 05:00 PM)
Rachel Pritchard says:

Breathe taking just .......WOW!!!

(06.24.10 @ 09:04 PM)
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She loves a piano. 
She loves different. 
She loves God. 
She loves all things eclectic. 
She loves European things. 

We tried to pull all those together and give her a Senior shoot that she can look back on 
in 20 years when she's married, moved on and majored in life and say...."Yes. That was me. That was *exactly* who I was at that time in my life."

I love that our Seniors trust us to document this time in their journeys! 

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If you've ever had a planning session with me, you'll know that I typically don't recommend everyone to wear white shirts for a session. Honestly, I guess the thoughts of it feels so uniform-ish.....and let's not dismiss the idea that I've photographed about 2 million families wearing all white, so maybe I'm just jaded from it in that regard. 

At any rate, this family showed up in all white...all different styles of white, but all white. Automatically, I think "classic" and the word "classic" (or my interpretation of it anyway) doesn't invigorate me to create incredible images. HOWEVER, as we moved through the session and then started to process it, I've found that I have fallen in love with the end result. 

The way it feels is so refreshing to me. It's so simple, so clean and relational. The combination of the clothing and the location can really intensify what the viewer sees and I think on this day...for this family...we had it all. The most important thing about all of this is that this is who they are. When I look at this session, I'm not thinking about anything but the relationships happening in the images. That's a great thing. 


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Her looks KILL! The close up black and white below makes me think it's only missing an autograph like, "Much Love, XO", fancy signature and maybe a big sloppy heart. Doesn't she look like a soap opera star? I love her eyes and those lips that Hollywood chics pay the big bucks for. She would fit perfectly in Hollywood, sans the attitude and artificial-ness. She's naturally beautiful. Naturally simple and very few frills. She's real. She's smart. She's talented. She's funny. She's simply beautiful in every way. 

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Karen Mears says:

Thanks for the wonderful day with my girl..
We still want to do the drive in movie family pic.!
Looking at towards Sept!
Thanks again

(06.26.10 @ 11:00 PM)
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