One of my favorite families is back! I've had the pleasure of watching this family grow through my lens over the years; we've gotten together for marriages, anniversaries, pregnancies, and birthdays. And now I get to share our fun Christmas Tree farm session!
Some sons never change :)
And we all know that any respectable family photo shoot must end with a stick fight! Thanks so much for all your love and support - it's always good to catch up with you guys! Have a very Merry Christmas!
They say that great minds think alike, and this fellow photographer and I prove it! Meet Dani and her sweet family! She is an amazing photographer and friend and I was so honored to be asked to put her on the other side of the glass this time!
Thanks so much for braving the chilly weather - I hope you have an awesome holiday season together! :)
I am so honored to have been asked to photograph this next group, and beyond excited to share the session with you! Just follow along, there's a bit of math involved in this one...
We start with these four college roommates...
Then add their awesome wives
Multiply by a few kids
(Jump around like crazy people to get said kids to sit together for a photo)
And you wind up with one amazing group of friends and surrogate cousins!
These four families travel from all over the south to be together once a year, and this year they allowed me to be a small part of their gathering!
Ok, now I'll break it down into families so it will all make sense :)
...and then we were done!
I seriously can't tell you how much you guys filled me with gratitude, hope, and joy. In a world that is trying to convince us that all good is lost, you remind us that there is plenty of good - in the hugs of just arriving friends, in the laughter of stories shared, in the smiles of growing kids, and in the sunshine of a beautiful day. Thank you so much for working to make love and friendship valuable, and thanks for letting me be a witness to it :)
...he's my brother, baby.
For realz, this is my brother and his adorable family! I know you can see the exterior awesomeness, but this family is super awesome on the inside too! They are so loving, patient, faithful, gracious, compassionate, and intentional and I couldn't be more proud or grateful to call them mine <3
...I'm not crying...you're crying :)
Just go look at their photos already!
Is she not a life-sized precious moments doll?!
Patrick, I see the Grandad Brannon concentration tongue coming out!
Thanks for being you and letting me capture it! Excited to spend more time with you guys this month! XOXO
I recently got to meet up with this amazing family in their amazing back yard! Enjoy our adventures into the woods!
Thank you guys for a wonderful morning! Keep adventuring and keep smiling :)
I had a great time at our fall family mini sessions making new friends and catching up with *old ones! Enjoy a peek into our day!
Thanks to everyone for coming out! I loved spending time with each family and I wish you a wonderful holiday season together :)
Extended family is SO important to me and I was honored to photography this sweet one recently! Enjoy these adult sisters, their parents, and families :)
I'm going to leave you with a few outtakes...when the clouds decide to deliver rain during your session, cool parents send the kids out to play in it, and cool photographers capture all the fun :)
Thanks so much for your flexibility and humor! I loved meeting more of your sweet family!
Smiles, fall colors, and a perfect crisp day made for one fun family session!
Thank you for exploring with me and I hope you guys have a great holiday together!
We had an amazing time when Santa stopped by Cloverleaf Farm! Jolly Old Saint Nick filled us with grins, giggles, stories, love, and hope! Enjoy getting yourself into the Christmas spirit!
Thank you to everyone that came out and thanks to Santa for taking a day away from his busy workshop to come visit!
Cute family alert...and talented too! Meet the Kohberger family, and Salem's dance director! We had a great time running around this beautiful farm for some family photos :)
Thank you guys for all you do for our family! So happy to have you in our tribe!
Please enjoy session previews, silly stories about my children, and other random thoughts I feel compelled to share!