What a precious family. They are one of those families that you look at and think...how can one family always be that happy? But! I've worked with them for years now and know lots of people who know them and they all say the same thing. They are just always happy. How infectious to be around someone like that! It's beautiful.
Their last session was when they were expecting their sweet little boy a little over a year ago. You can see it here... love them!
I could ALMOST just post the first image and be done.
It's not "technically" a great image (photographically speaking), but this moment makes me giggle every...single...time. She just looks like, Oh LORD, NOOOOOO! Get away! and he's all pucker up sista! It's just really funny to me.
One of my other very faves in this session is the 5th one down. Not sure why. Sometimes an image just grips me...this is one of those.
What a super precious, real, patient, understanding, totally-gets-it-family. You can see some of their earlier sessions here....
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I promise you....swear it...you are only seeing the love here that I saw first hand.
I couldn't make this stuff happen in front of a camera if I tried. The connection in this family is SO strong and beautiful to watch, it made the images turn out swimmingly well, in my opinion.
I love watching love...especially when it includes genuine people and dread locks.
This lovely family is from this area, but has moved to Ohio to raise their family. The parents, the grandparents, the kids....being around them is as if being on the set of Little House on the Prairie. What a wholesome seeming family. The children are outrageously well mannered and the overall spirit of the entire bunch of them is just peaceful and calm. So nice. So refreshing to be around. Blessed to meet such lovely people. :)
I thought at some point the "awe" of watching children grow would wear off (considering it's all I get to do). But quite conversely I still love it and get just as amazed with every single child that walks through this door. Watching babies from the time they are in their mommy's belly to the time they are 5 years old is one of the most fulfilling things in my life. It's a spectacular transformation to witness and document. So blessed by the families that trust us with this precious time period in life.
Speaking of precious...this family is most precious. Everytime I'm around them, my cheeks hurt from smiling so much. Awesome people.