I love having clients return year after year. To see how a family grows and changes is one of those things I feel so privileged to be a part of. The Neher/Ogden Family was gracious enough to ask me back this year for their annual extended family photos and we made a party out of it. Well, a playground party at least!
These kiddos are the best. It was just another Saturday outside with the family, complete with dizziness from spinning, laughter from playing, and crying from leaving. Happy 2014 Nehers and Ogdens! May this year be as fun as a Saturday at the park.
And now a baby in a baby carriage! You first met these two when I wrote about their wedding. I first met them surrounded by friends, laughter and fun. It is hard to believe that Click-Click and I have been there for their proposal, wedding and now as they announce news they have waited all their life for.
The Cromptons are having a baby!
Dear Baby Crompton,
You are so lucky. Your parents are some of the most warm, wonderful, loving, nurturing and caring people I know. They have waited for you and prayed for you before they even knew each other! Your mommy almost jumped over the moon with excitement when she found out you were expected and throughout the trials of pregnancy, she has been so thankful for you in her life. So get ready, Peanut. Get ready for the best ride of your life with these two. They will love you like crazy, spoil you to satisfaction, and keep you well fed throughout the way! Just remember to play nice with Charlotte….She is sorta queen of the castle.
The Green Family won me in an auction earlier this year. Rather, I won the Green Family! I was so thankful to photograph their little Lucy for her 2nd birthday (you can see that cuteness here) and now their holiday pictures! I love photographing Lucy, especially at this age, because you never know what she will do next. She is girl on a mission and knows what she wants. Spending the afternoon with these beautiful people was the best thing to do!
Thanks for letting me join in on your family’s fun, Kelly and Tim! You are great parents and I loved watching the two of you interact with little Lucy.
When I was a kid, I used to LOVE dressing up in this slip-dress. It was all white with a huge tutu-esque bottom and a little rose on the top. It was perfect and I never took it off.. Unless it had to be washed. In that case, I swapped it out for my pink spandex shorts and one of dad’s old t-shirts.
So you can only imagine my excitement to photograph a couple of cuties in their tutus, as they played with their mommy and daddy.
I love childhood and all the fun it offers. It is laughter and crying, creative thinking and challenge, all wrapped up in one lacy, furry, polka-dotted package!
I met a couple that will forever leave a mark on my heart. From my observations, it seems that at some time, or a variable amount of kids or years together, couples seem to lose the energy they had when they were first together. It seems that things become more of an obligation than a joy, smiles are forced and hide years of struggle, the twinkle in her eyes has softened to a glow for her kids, or the touch of his hand is no longer one that is youthful and excited, but one of comfort or duty.
Like I said, this is just an observation of some couples I see. I try to surround myself with folks who still embody the joy of relationship so I can be reminded of it. This Saturday morning was nothing short of that. Meet the Sablotskys. Their parents were incredibly affectionate, silly, fun, enjoyable to be around, and even with 3 kids in the mix, acted like a couple of school kids on the playground.
I loved my time with the Sablosty Family! They were so full of love and laughter, in spite of the 40 degree weather. Kate- I am so thankful for the example you set and attitude you have! It was wonderful to get to know your family and I look forward to watching them grow throughout the years!