Today I’m sharing photos from a session for an extended family who is very near and dear to my heart. I met Holly through MOPS, and to say knowing her has enriched my life seems like an understatement. She is talented, kind, innovative, and generous. So generous. She comes by it honestly, too: her parents are the same way. When she approached me about a session, I immediately said yes. Together, we decided to try something a little rural – long grass, river views, and close to home.
We had planned on meeting the evening before the 4th, but I was no less than 5 minutes from the location when it started to storm. And I’m not just talking about rain – it was bolts of lightning, cracking thunder, and pouring buckets. I popped open and ran down to the river to see if it looked like it would pass – definitely not!! So, even though Holly had gotten four (FOUR) kids ready and she and her mom had done hair, etc., we rescheduled for early the next morning. Holly is a trooper – it was an early start – like before sunrise early for them to get up and get ready again.
It paid off, though. The light was beautiful, the family looked fantastic, and they all had a big breakfast afterwards. (A breakfast to which her father invited me, and although I’ve shared WONDERFUL meals with this family, I declined this time.)
And now, if you look through these photos, you’ll see that extended family photos don’t have to be chaos. We all have a lot of fun together.