I had the great privilege of doing a photo session with this awesome couple and their 3 kiddos earlier this week. The word here is LOVE. Love for each other, love for others, love for life…this family knows the good life and it shows in all their actions. It was simply wonderful to spend the evening with them!
The best part about photographing this family (for me) is that I have a connection to them from earlier years (before marriage and children). I went to college (undergrad years) at Concordia with ‘B’ and I had also met his wife ‘J’ nearly 10 years ago when we all first moved to Arizona. It was so great to catch up with them a decade later (can’t believe it’s been that long!) and meet their a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e children.
And speaking of those kiddos…here’s a very small sneak peek from their photo session. All of the images you see here were taken in our first minutes together. I have many more pictures to review so watch out for continued posts from this family session.
We started out by jamming to the musical talents of three very inspired drummers (holiday popcorn tins make awesome drums). It wasn’t long, of course, before the music and dancing turned to jumping/laughing/shouting. As my daughter likes to say (quoted from the Where the Wild Things Are)…”let the wild rumpus begin!”
As you can see, it did not take long for this trio to warm up to me. As I mentioned, these pictures were all taken in the first minutes of our session. The kids were very playful and full of energy (which makes for some great true-to-life pictures). High energy family = high energy pictures. That’s what you get here!
A few of the same pics in black and white:
He is 5. She is 3. I just couldn’t resist setting them up in front of door 53.
J and B – I am so happy that you asked me to do your family pictures and feel blessed that I had the chance to share the evening with you (it was swonderful to catch up a bit after all these years have passed). I would soooo love to get our families together for fun times!
That’s all for now. A small preview…but I know you are excited to see a few images so I wanted to get the first pictures posted. Now, it’s time to get back to work on the others…