Yesterday I shared a very moving story with you. These images were taken back at Christmas of the same family. Meet the whole fantastic crew!
This is Lydia. I met her a few years ago, and getting to know her and her family has impacted my life in an incredibly positive way. The strength that comes from this family and their story is inspiring and uplifting.
The more I learned about Lydia, the more I knew I had to tell her story. Just before her tenth birthday, she walked for the first time. This video is small glimpse into her life.
Spunk, sass and beauty galore!
The room lights up as soon as they walk in. I love being around positive people and they are just a beautiful example of authentic positivity.
Watching these girls feed apples and carrots to horses was a hoot. Wish I had video of the snarls on their faces when their hands were slobbered on. :) Great fun to watch, but I gotta say, I'm not sure I would have gotten as close as they did. We went to a breathtaking farm to do our session....so the equation is beautiful farm + beautiful family + a little spunk + a little sass....throw in some cowboy boots and you've got yourself some fine images, FINE images I say.
Love you, Sassy Sampsons!
This family and I met a few years ago. We have a sweet mutual friend who introduced us.
I first met Randi, she's is the oldest of 4 siblings and she was part of a Senior Prom Session that I photographed.
After I met her, then I was introduced to her brother, Patrick. He's cool. I especially loved that he didn't shoot me or run over me with his 4wheeler. :) jk
Now it's time to meet sweet Riley. She's a beauty! If you watch closely, you can even catch a cameo appearance from Randi!
Don't you think it's time for full family picture?
Friendships, laughing, inside jokes, sharing the same hobbies and interests....those are the things that make friendships great, aren't they? I enjoy getting to meet High School Seniors and their friends. I see value in photographing them together, too. I believe it's an important part of what their journey is like right now in life. This senior was just photographed as a part of that senior's session. So fun to watch those kids laugh and be silly.They seem to be super great friends.
She not only has great friends...she has some incredible parents, too! People I would just like to sit down with for hours over coffee and learn about life.
She's also a gymnast, a tree climber, a scuba diver, she loves her aquarium (which, by the way, I can honestly say, this was a first for me to photograph someone with an aquarium) and she has the perfect personalized license plate...It has her name on it. I always wanted to do that, but "Tina" just never seemed cool enough to print in a dominant space like that. Anyhoo, hope you love your images and enjoy the rest of your senior year Miss Kyndall!