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I’ve been mulling over shooting film (in addition to digital photos) for years. I love how film looks, the process, the thought that goes into each photo, the colors, the grain, the connection to the past … I love it all. After documenting my personal family photos on film for a few months, this was my first family session shot entirely on film. I can’t thank the Kent family enough for welcoming me into their home to document their family on a normal Saturday morning. They are beauty and kindness in family form.

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Spending time photographing families is so special to me because I feel like I get to see a little glimpse of the soul of each family. This family has one of the most beautiful, fun-loving, and kind souls that I’ve ever captured. Their love for one another radiates out of every smile, every loving touch, and every good-natured joke. I loved the time I spent with this three precious people and I am thankful to call them friends!

 

It is a tall task to capture the essence of a family in just a couple of hours – their likes and quirks and the unique way they experience the world. That is my main goal when I go into a photo session – to capture families as they are on their best days. The days when the phones are away, the tv is off, the chores are done, and the calendar is clear. And that is why I LOVE in home sessions. It is my sweet spot, my calling, my bliss. I don’t care if you don’t think your home is beautiful – it is. It’s beautiful because that is where you live and love. And when you let me in, like this sweet family did, I promise to do my very best to capture your story.

Meet the Morris family. Loving, energetic, creative, and loyal. They graciously welcomed me into their home and into their lives and I am a better person for it.

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“The days are long, but the years are short.” – Gretchen Rubin

That, folks, is parenting in a nutshell. Though there are days as a parent that seem impossibly long, every time your child’s birthday comes around you can’t believe another year has passed so quickly. And then comes that most mixed of all days – the day they leave home. When one part of you is bursting with pride at what you and they have accomplished and one part is fighting every urge to try and squeeze your adult child into a pair of footie jammies.

That is exactly where the Garris family was when we took these photos just days before their oldest son left for college. You can tell from these pictures how deeply connected they are to one another and it was such a pleasure to capture them right as they begin this new chapter in their family story. And thankfully, for all the parents missing their babies as they head off to college, Thanksgiving is only 78 days away.