to say we’ve known austin for a long time wouldn’t be an exaggeration; he and our oldest boys were vacation Bible school buddies during our first years of home schooling. although the miles separated us and the years passed, we’ve not lost touch with his awesome family, and it was nothing but FUN to photograph austin for his senior portraits.
he’s handsome, he’s super athletic (cross fit anyone?), and he’s willing to try anything – the trifecta for an amazing senior guy’s portrait session. during the shoot, austin sweet-talked his way into a lamborghini, a movie theatre, and the good graces of an alaskan eskimo owned by the proprietors of a high-end jewelry store. oh, and he had ladies moving aside to make room for him in the swanky VIP lounge of the waldorf astoria naples.
austin, thanks for being so. much. fun. there are great things in store for you!
some time ago i realized how much pure joy i find in photographing families when i know them and grow to love their children, their grandmas, their individual quirks and their passions. if their images don’t grab my heart, i haven’t done my job.
i still thank my good fortune that erin and matt chose me to capture their first professional family portrait session some time ago, and that they believed enough in the importance of their family’s legacy to invest themselves into it. their artwork graces their walls, and i know they find as much daily joy in it as they (and i) found in creating it.
having the additional privilege to photograph them as their family has grown is a blessing i’m spoiled to enjoy. watching them parent their four amazing and unique kiddos is a gift, and even more, watching them partner together for this journey is ridiculous-awesome.
sailor, sweet girl, you are breathtakingly beautiful.
conner, what a handsome young man you are. you are such a good big brother!
thank you guys for giving us the gift of capturing your family as you grow bigger, and closer, each year. we love you!
they met when she was fourteen, but they had to wait at least a year to “date.” and they held on tight from then on, until this many years later, when their time has come to make it forever.
i can’t wait for their wedding in may. these two have a promised marriage that will move mountains.
the idea was to provide a little mystery. a hauntingly romantic story that left the viewer wondering who the groom was… where he was… and left hopelessly caught up in the story of two lovers, longing for one another.
love is like war; easy to begin, but very hard to stop. -h.l. mencken
i have died
waiting for you
darlin’ don’t be afraid; i have loved you
for a thousand years… i’ll love you for a thousand more
this shoot was a collaboration by some amazing and talented professionals, and i’m so thankful to each of you for your hard work, your expertise, and your collaborative art. we are so thankful to have been published at glamour and grace online, as well. you can view the feature here.
vintage rentals: sassy settings
bridal attire: malindy elene
florals: flowers by jenny
sweets and pastry: hands on sweets
planner: special moments
hair and makeup: privee sanctuary
linens: connie duglin linens
venue: the don vicente de ybor