We photographed the Karner Clayton Young Family last weekend at Helen Hunt Falls in Colorado Springs. It was a beautiful cloudy evening and luckily we finished just before the rain let lose. This family rocked the shoot! They were all so natural in front of the camera like they just took a modeling class before showing up (which… come to think of it… is not such a bad idea if you’re nervous about your own session).
I think this one is my favorite:
About this time last year, my friends Will and Karly were on a plane to Uganda, Africa to bring their daughters home. After many, many, many months filled with paperwork, case studies, fundraising, saving, praying, and planning – along with a few set backs and surprises – their family was finally brought together forever through adoption.
Last weekend, the whole Anderson crew gathered together for family photos at Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix. Between their wonderfully coordinating wardrobes, the beautiful weather, and four silly, giggling cousins, this family session was full of great moments. (I even found myself playing, “Follow the Leader” – or Photographer in this case – with the kids as we marched in line to a new photo location. Good times.)
As a photographer, it’s always fun seeing a family grow and capturing their special family milestones with my photography. This is my forth photo session with the Kearney Family and my first chance to meet their son, Lucas. I shoot maternity photos for the Kearneys when they were pregnant with their first, Leah, and took Leah’s six-month and one-year portraits. Now I got to see Leah in the roll of “big sister” and you can really tell how much she loves her baby brother.
A couple of years ago I was able to take family photos of the Andersons and it was great to get together with them again to take some updated portraits of the kids, Audrey and Elliot. For this photoshoot, we met up at Tempe Town Lake and had some fun in the park. (Fun fact about the Andersons: Their mom, Michele, was my wife’s favorite babysitter while growing up in Tucson. Small world.)
A little while back, I took family portraits for my brother, Derek and his wife, Kristin. It was their last photoshoot as a family of three. Stay tuned for pictures of their new addition!
It was also time for my nephew Joshua to have his two-year-old portraits taken.
Joshua is so curious and playful right now and it was awesome to chase him around Mesa Center for the Arts and capture him at this fun age.
I’ll leave you with one last image – one of my favorites from the entire shoot (in fact, it’s the image my wife and I picked when choosing photos of our nephews to frame in our home.) It pretty much sums up Joshua’s silly, energetic personality. I love being able to snag a moment, an expression or a feeling that captures a subject so perfectly.