Lindley Family

It goes without saying that family photos are usually mom’s idea, and the guys are usually (dragged) along for the ride. But it’s always a priority for me to make an environment where everyone can have a little fun, and maybe forget that they are at a photo session. And usually at the end of the session, someone tells me, “That wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be; it was actually kind of fun.” And I happily take the compliment!

Johnson Family

Oh my goodness. This extended family session was FULL of great stuff. First of all, I photographed one of the couple’s wedding several years ago, back when I was still shooting film! We even re-enacted one of their wedding photos. Second, there are TEN kids in this extended family. Ten kids full of spunk and laughter and independence. There is also a lot of love in this family, which I think is so evident in the photos. And last, we did all the photos at their parents’ ranch, which is up for sale. So I spent some extra time documenting the place and all of its personal landmarks. Sometimes, if I have time, it’s fun for me to include photos of the locations where I do photo shoots, to give a sense of place to my client’s images. But this time it was extra important for me to capture the surroundings… so many years of memories were there, and I wanted to give this family a way to remember them.

Wickendon Family

This was my last fall photo shoot of the season, and I couldn't believe the beautiful weather we had in mid-November! Truly a gift. And so was this location... totally worth the drive out there. As far as kids are concerned, it's basically the world's biggest sandbox, and they could have run up and down these hills until they collapsed. This family is also a gift. Shannon is the world's best hair stylist, and is also my good friend. It was a delight spending a beautiful evening with them.