Well I’m sure they would disagree with me about being babies, but in my mind they will always be small enough to hold in my lap and cuddle. Like that children’s book “Love You Forever.” I seriously can’t read that without breaking into convulsive sobs, and my kids look at me like I’ve completely lost it. The same goes when I’m looking at old pictures, which I’ve been doing a lot lately trying to clean and organize and purge before we move. I’m all on track and then one box of pictures or an album sets me back about an hour and a half. And in the meantime I use up a whole box of tissues. So anyway I had to document my family for this year so that one day when I’m old I can look back on them and weep. Many thanks to my sister Leeeenda, for helping me with all those times I’m actually in front of the camera! I apologize in advance for the picture overload, but I kinda like these people:)
Well, hmm, what should I say about these people? It pretty much boils down to the fact that they’re my favorite. That’s what happens when two sisters marry two brothers (not their own brothers, you know, other brothers). Especially when the sisters are so much the same and the brothers are so much the same. Specifically, the brothers might be similar in that they don’t listen to the photographer and they make fun of her whilst she’s taking pictures! And they only eat Miracle Whip, not mayo. And they make you pay big time if you throw cups of cold water on them. And about a hundred other things. Anyway, I love you Linda and Travis and all your beautiful kiddos! Enjoy your pictures.
Who knew Caldwell could be so beautiful? After a near storm, a brilliant sun peaked through the clouds and lit up the countryside. It was a perfect summer evening in Idaho, and I got my exercise to boot, chasing toddlers all over acres of alfalfa. Reyne, you have an amazing family, and I’m so glad we were able to capture some beautiful moments in time (without Ashlynn running to the tripod 400 times). Enjoy!
Well, it’s official. It’s way easier to photograph teenagers than toddlers. Now whether parenting teenagers is easier than parenting toddlers, I will have to wait a few years to be able to tell! Anyway, these teenagers are awesome. And their parents aren’t too shabby either. Love them all. We met up to savor some sweet family moments before Michael heads off to college. Whaaaaaaa! How 18 years happens so fast is totally beyond me. Good luck Michael and hope you all enjoy the pictures!
And here they go again. Little boys growing up, graduating, moving on. How dare they! Don’t they realize that their mothers will forever picture them around age 6 or so? Riding bikes and climbing trees. Sorry, Jake, it’s just what mom’s do. Anyway, congratulations on entering your senior year of high school. I hope it’s a great time full of experience and learning new things. And next year, as you’re backpacking across Europe, in between playing bongo drums and guitar strings, send me a postcard!
Well, graduation is almost here for the Class of 2015! I’m glad Taylor was able to squeeze in some senior pics before he moves on to the next stage of his life. Amazingly enough, we dodged the rain and ended up with a great evening. Taylor has lots of plans for the future and they hopefully will eventually land him a job as a physical therapist. Good luck Taylor as you count down the days to graduation!
It always amazes me when families tell me they have never had family pictures! Do it. Do it now. Yes, the men will complain. But they will be grateful down the road! Yes, it takes a little effort to coordinate everyone. But it’s worth it! I’m so glad I was able to take pictures for this wonderful family. Hopefully, they made some good memories while we were at it. Enjoy!
So it’s these guys again! They are indeed some of my favorite people, but then again I have a lot of favorite people! It completely baffles me how many years have passed since we first became friends. To emphasize my point, I considered posting some VERY old pictures from our distant past, but then I thought better of it. Bad things can happen when you start an old photo war. Well D&C, I’m glad we missed the rain (for the most part) and had some fun roaming Nampa (the safe part). Let’s do this again in a couple of years!!