I started a few personal projects last year, but this was by far my favorite. One image per weekend throughout 2014. As you can see, we had a busy, beautiful year.
When mom suggested doing their annual session at Linvilla, I literally squealed at my desk--fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and this shoot hit on all the season's high notes. The crispness in the air, the gorgeous light, fresh apple cider donuts... and, of course, the kids' boundless energy. These two are every bit as charming as their twinkling eyes and handsome faces would lead you to believe, and then some. Such a beautiful family, and I'm so honored that they asked me to capture them again.
This family was such a dream. Genuine happiness all around, no joke. The kids were happy, eager even, to play in front of the camera; we immediately got to discussing baseball, lost teeth, bugs and the biggest dandelion "wishie" ever discovered. Maybe it's because they're already used to the camera, since Mom is also a photographer. At any rate, these five people just fit together so beautifully, like puzzle pieces. As I clicked away, I found myself with laughing and running right along with them; it wasn't a working session at all, more like a hang-out-and-have-some-good-belly-laughs-together session. I'm honestly struggling to find the right words to express the magnitude of joy I took home in my heart after spending an evening watching and capturing this gorgeous family. So I think I'll just leave it at that; you simply have to see it to really understand.
I didn't make it in time for a proper Father's Day post, but really, I don't need a calendar to tell me when to honor the man who brings me & my kids joy on a daily basis. Celebrating my co-captain, today and every day. Here, in no particular order, are some of the countless reasons we love you.