“The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep.”

What a beautiful day for a family session! John and Lois are some of the most genuine and loving people I have met, so it comes at no shock that their family is just the same.

The love that they have for one another is just amazing and I am so pleased with how these turned out!I was able to spend some time with each family individually and got to know them a little better before I did the big family picture, so that made things go much smoother! The bench that I used was super cute and looks awesome in these pictures. What you don’t know is that the bench doesn’t actually have screws in it, so we had to make sure it was at least 50% stable enough to have them sit on it. Luckily for me, they were all up for the task. 😉

Mark and Tracy, with their kids Sonora and Harrison, were the first ones to do their family pictures. Harrison and Sonora were your typical brother and sister. Harrison refused to smile with his teeth, so I joked that maybe he didn’t have any! That seemed to make him chuckle a little bit. They were such respectful kids and really great listeners.

Dan and Jamie came outside next with their three kids, Jeremy, Nicholas, and Gracelyn. Jeremy and Nicholas were taller than me and both were very quiet and soft spoken at first, but when I started asking them questions, they seemed to loosen up a bit. Gracelyn has such gorgeous red hair and a heart of gold, which lights up the camera as it is! Dan and Jamie have brought up some very good kids who will go far in this world!

James and Laura were the next to hop in front of my camera. They had their 2 years old daughter, Claire, who had just woken up from her nap. She was just the sweetest, most adorable little girl and did such a great job for a toddler! She was such a ham and was super sweet with her mischievous smile!

Jennifer and Abby are like twins, with just a few years’ difference ;). You can tell they are related, not only by their blonde hair and beautiful eyes, but by their mannerisms. They were both soft spoken and very sweet when I was making my way to the unsteady bench I had been using for the past few pictures. It was a little more wobbly with the two girls than it had been before with the other families, but they were troopers!

John and Lois have been married for almost 50 years!!! You can tell from the way he looks at her how much he still love her. They have been through so much together, and there was a point in the shoot where he looked at her with tears in his eyes and in turn, I started to tear up (but kept it hidden behind my camera). The love these two have is what I hope Caleb and I can share with each other for the next 40 years of our lives together. They are truly an inspiration of what love is and how to continue to grow your love in a life-long marriage. Their love blossomed in their relationship with each new child, and then grandchild.  Love is a journey, and we would all be so lucky to have someone to share it with like John and Lois do with each other.

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