On thanksgiving weekend I was given the honor of photographing a beautiful family that I have known for years, whose children I have literally watched grow up! Now they are both in college (eek! That makes me sound & feel old!).
A friend of mine from high school, Shillawna, was in town visiting her family for Thanksgiving. She takes gorgeous photos & has her own photo business where she lives, and we had talked many times about how it would be fun to shoot together. So she sent me a text that she was in town & asked if I had any photo shoots she could tag along with. Of course I said yes, and knew this family would love it! It was so fun to have another person there (and to catch up with a friend that I haven't seen since high school)!
This was my first time at this location and I loved it. It was beautiful & green (which was surprising in the middle of autumn!). I think it is maybe an abandoned camp ground? At least that is what it seemed like to me :)
This family is so beautiful, inside & out. There is such a strong love for each other & bond that they have, and have had for as long as I have known them.
As we were leaving, when we said the photo shoot was "over," Shillawna and I both spotted at the same time the gorgeous light that was coming in from the trees. So we had them stop & snapped a few more shots. This pose was all Shillawna (talented, I tell ya!). I will say a disclaimer that this happens almost every shoot. I will say we are done and as we are leaving something will catch my eye and then I'll ask to take a few more ;) Don't say I didn't warn ya! Ha!
I snapped this shot in that gorgeous lighting as well.
And this one. I am so happy we stopped & said we weren't done!
Ashlee & Anthony are just a couple years apart. Such good looking siblings!
The photo on the right pretty much sums up how every guy feels about photo shoots, but I still LOVE how it turned out!
And miss Ashlee? Did I mention that she could be a super model? Yep, she is so gorgeous. And this photo on the right? Seriously the wind blew as I snapped this, and her hair looks perfect in it.
Willie & Monica- Thanks so much for allowing me to capture your family for you! I hope you cherish these photos almost as much as you cherish each other. Thank you for being such a beautiful example of love & family for me to look up to through the years. Love ya!