I’ve been best friends with Kristin for a long time. Even when we were in high school I think I knew that she was destined to be a great mom. She just has a way with kids that makes it look easy, and when she married Matt, another who’s heart was deeply rooted in family, we all couldn’t wait to see their own family grow.
These two have not had an easy road to becoming parents. They have poured all of their desire and their patience and their hope into it, with heartbreak along the way.
But now Frances is here and she is the most perfect, precious child, and it is a dream come true for Matt, and Kristin, and everybody that loves them. Here is little baby Frannie…
When I’m asked to do an extended family portrait, I say yes on one condition. That either before or after we do the quick group photos, the family allows me to spend some time making pictures while they just do what they normally do at their family gatherings. Those are the kind of pictures that excite me, and that I’m better at. In those situations, I honestly feel like I’m collecting treasures. It has become one of my very favorite things to photograph.
Here is the Schierman family, founders and owners of the beloved Louisberg Cidermill. Three daughters, each one with their own family now. This get together was also reason to celebrate 2 of the grandkids turning one. I just love this family. I love their laid back looseness, their conversations around the patio table, the way they graze and eat at their own time instead of one big sit down dinner. Thank you so much for letting me in!
If you’re interested in booking a similar session for your family, here is another family dinner to look at…
My good friends moved from California into a house within walking distance from us the same week that they gave birth to their second son. They made it seem effortless, as they do with everything. Now Bodie is 6 months old and he is a happy, laid back little guy. We are so happy to have them in our lives! Here are the Buschs!