Last year we did a vintage nursery rhymes theme. This year, we went with *the* wood boat. 

Such a great, great story behind this boat. I'll try to give you the abbreviated version and do it justice : 

Granddad worked for a guy who bought this boat. 

Granddad saw the name on the front and realized that it was made literally next door in the neighborhood he grew up in ... several states away from here. He tells his son and daughter in law how significant it is to him...reminds him of his childhood.

Dude sold the boat. 

Granddad passed away. 

Several years later, Erica (daughter in law) finds the new boat owner and buys it for Travis (son of Granddad) as a gift. 


Are you crying? I am. I love significance. I love this story. I love this family. 
(and I'm pretty fond of these images, too!)


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Kalyn says:

Most gorgeous session EVER!!! :) Is that Hidden Valley Lake?

(12.29.10 @ 06:39 PM)
pam Wilson says:

I adore this sweet family, and these are the bestest pictures ever. And, dear Erica, you are a genius at coming up with the most wonderful storylines and locations for your shoots. Couldn't be more perfect. Love you all.

(12.31.10 @ 08:51 AM)
Kelly Weems says:

Beautiful! You have definitely challenged me to be more creative with our next session:) Cooper enjoyed seeing all the pics of his buddy, Ben!

(12.31.10 @ 11:00 AM)
kelly weems says:

Beautiful! You have definitely challenged me to be more creative with our next session:) Cooper enjoyed seeing all the pics of his buddy, Ben!

(12.31.10 @ 11:01 AM)
Naomi Epstein says:

What a dream! These photos are so full of life and beauty...way to go Tina!!!

(01.15.11 @ 10:35 PM)
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This family moved to the area from Texas a few years ago...you might remember their last session Guitarzan?

You know what they say about Texas, right? Everything is bigger! True for this fam for sure...big personalities, big smiles, and hearty laughs. We had a blast...love working with them and watching their boy get smarter and smarter and smarter... 

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I've been wanting to photograph this family at this location for about 3 years now. Getting to see that vision played out was awesome! You might have seen the Life, Actually we did that day? If not, check it out!

Incredibly amazing people, outstanding imagination and just watching them do daily life is enough joy and laughter for me to absolutely fill my cup!! 

I sometimes wish I were able to articulate more eloquently, but fortunately or unfortunately, that's just not who I am, so! Intrigued and unusually satisfied describes how I feel when I am watching children be amazed and overly excited by the simplicities life offers...you know, like roly poly's n' stuff. :) 

Great time, great shoot, and hopefully some beautiful memories for this awesome crew. 

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What a baby doll! She has so many different expressions and such a neat little personality! Could you squeeze her to bits? I love the very first image with her crooked biting down smile and the last one makes me think of a little show-stopping-hollywood-child-star. 

This family keeps me in stitches. A witty crew they are and just as sweet as they are funny.

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...and the little boy is not too bad either. :)  

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