Thursday, October 7, 2010

Joseph and Kendy | Couples Shoot

I met her 12 years ago.  She was in 8th grade.  Sweet, smart and a daddy's girl... I liked her right from the start. Not just her, but her whole family.  It was actually her brother I was particularly interested in.  It was just a bonus that his family was so wonderful!  Now, that sweet girl is my sister in law and also my best friend.  And she married a great guy who we are so proud to call family as well.  Kendy and Joseph came to stay with us in August and I took the opportunity to take photos of them, since they just happen to be some of my favorite people and are also very photogenic!

When Kendy and Joseph come it always means football in the front street, lots of extra snuggles and playtime for our kids (who adore their aunt and uncle) and late night Spades at the kitchen table.  It always feels more like home when they are here.  We live so far from our families.  It's such a comforting feeling when they can be with us.

And we have much fun!

Okay, back to the pictures...

I remember when Kendy met Joseph, and the chat we had in front of the computer, as we looked at his student ID picture on the college website.  :)  I had a hunch, and I was right.  They are a GREAT couple.  And great really is a lame adjective for just how completely cool and fantastic they are.  (It's late, so I'm grasping for words...especially adjectives.)  Just trust me, they're amazing.  :)

We have these high hopes...dreams...that one day we'll live near one another...maybe even down the street.  And our kids will play with one another.  Well, maybe OUR kids will babysit.  :)  And we'll serve in a church together and have weekly Spades games and monthly date nights.  And every time I watch "Parenthood" I am more convinced that this needs to happen.

But for now we settle for visits a couple of times a year, phone calls, facebook messages and such.  I'm so grateful for airplanes and technology.

We are just incredibly blessed to have such wonderful families.  Kendy and Joseph, we love you! (And I miss you WAAAAY too much after writing this blog.)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Andrea and Andrew | Sky Meadows State Park Photo Shoot

Andrea contacted me about doing a shoot with her and her 6 week old son, Andrew.  She had photos taken with her daughters at this age and has them framed in their home, and wanted to do the same with her little man.  We met at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, VA.  Here are some of my favorites from our time together...

I love his sweet smile in this one.  :)

Flowers, mountains, a rustic fence....only a few of the things that make Sky Meadows an awesome location for photos.

Andrea is such a beautiful mom and Andrew cooperated so nicely in the August heat!

It was great to meet Andrea and Andrew!  Looking forward to photographing their whole family in a couple of weeks!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dave, Carlene, Cameron and Grace

How long has it been since I blogged?  Too long!  I promise not to let that happen again.  I have lots of shoots to catch you up on...beginning with this great family...

Meet Grace, Dave, Carlene and Cameron...

We did these photos back in July.  Their back yard was decorated beautifully with crepe myrtle blooms.

Dave and Carlene are great parents, who have so much love for their children.  I think you can see it in their eyes in these pictures.

And Dave and Carlene also have a deep love for one another.  Many of my favorite pictures from the day were of the two of them...this one being one of them...

I'm so thankful to know them and grateful that they let me spend some time with them, doing photos.  I'm just sorry it took me so long to share them with you!

After our backyard time, I headed down to the basement, which is full of music equipment and instruments.  This family has no shortage of talent and it was fun for me to catch them in their element.

When I headed back upstairs, I found more musical beauty!

Thanks for sharing some time with me and allowing me to capture the love and talent in your wonderful family!

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