I try not to get on a soapbox much on my photography page as I have a blog for that, yet what I do want to say is these images represent something so simple yet so hard to find anymore for our young adults. Life is stressful for these kids, growing up today in this crazy media world is much more complicated that we realize. To me these images represent inner freedom, forgetting the junk, the news, the hard stuff, the mean people, the rumors, the big decisions that come with that senior year and just being free in the moment.
I believe many of us should take time to have these free moments, unplugged, just pure joy and laughter… anyway… off soapbox 🙂 Enjoy Miss Mariah, as she is representing a freedom we all need more of.
Life with boys; busy boys, goofy boys, wiggle worm boys and silly face boys. Many times groups can become upset, frustrated or even just want to quit a session all together due to children misbehaving. I’ve challenged myself over the past 2 years to help families understand the value of photographing life as it is. Boys will be boys, but some day they will be men. Kids will be kids and someday they will be grown adults. Learn to laugh at your kids silliness and their goofy personalities. Embrace the craziness for someday it will be gone.
The Haug family was wonderful with their patience in allowing the kids to be kids. We had silly photos, goofy photos, funny face photos and smile photos. I am grateful for the opportunity to capture you and yours.
Your family if full of love and life, laughter and giggles. That’s what it’s all about friends.
Sometimes the weather does NOT cooperate with photo-day. I am thankful to Brown’s Memorial Home(https://www.brownmemorialfoundation.com/brown-memorial-home) for allowing us to step inside and do some of the session on the porch and inside the home. I’m also grateful you cannot tell this is a cold and rainy day! 🙂
I am so blessed to know these people. Mrs. Cook is part of the reason I recently went to The Eagle’s Nest orphanage (http://www.eaglesnestint.org/) in Guatemala through an organization called the Orphan Door (http://www.theorphandoor.org/). I am forever grateful that God opened a door for me to be a part of the Medical missions team, and she was the messenger. Thank you. If it wasn’t for this family, and their willingness to allow God to use them, we wouldn’t have been introduced to the life changing experiences of international missions. Thank you for your encouragement and inspiration.
I have no idea what is next for you all, but I have a feeling it will be amazing. Though we live in a fallen and broken world, the Lord is present everywhere, His light shines through… if we just look for it!
Thank you for the opportunity to capture your family. You all are amazing people and I am honored to know you, even if it’s a little bit.
What a day! Over 20 family mini sessions in one day. It was a bit windy but we made the best of it. The sun was shining and the dandelions were a plenty! This is the second year I have photographed mini sessions for the local hospital employees families and I have enjoyed getting to meet so many people in our community through this. Thank for the opportunity!
In the grand scheme of life, the one thing we hold nearest and dearest to us is our family. No matter the age, the size, the color, the sex, the job, the birth order, the differences in opinions, the blood line… none of it matters…. There is no separation in family, there are no LABELS in family. I am beyond blessed with such great people to do life with and I was honored to take our own family photos. I love you all dearly.