I strive in each session to tell a story, to create a lasting memory of this time in someone’s history. Senior sessions are a chance for that young adult to express themselves as they are learning about who they are and who they want to be. It is an in-between two paradigms in time for the senior and for the parents. A time of great hope and sorrow. When I get the chance to capture this for a senior and their parents it is a great privilege.
Kevin and I set out in the morning with some ideas but with no certain direction. We found ourselves visiting Lucky Park where he spent many hours in the pool as a swimmer who has achieved many awards. We spent some time at the iconic 29 Palms Inn, photographing near the fall colors and only natural body of water in Twentynine Palms. Kevin wanted a couple of images taken with the metal art sign that decorates our highway and honors our city’s namesake. Lastly we climbed some rocks and captured his personality amongst the beauty of the desert. We even played with his hot rod mustang and added it into a few images too.
Kevin is an avid swimmer. He was ready to represent his high school and class with his letterman jacket. Also an appearance his ASB shirt. We even took sometime to sport his school colored beanie to add a little bit of teenager into our session.
In June I get to hang with Kevin and his family as he walks the stage to receive his diploma. Such an exciting time in life for all!
I understand all too well how difficult it is to get an updated family photo now that the kids are grown and living somewhere else so when Margie asked me to come over on Christmas Eve I was game. It was definitely a cold desert winter day but everyone was a good sport about hanging out in the impressive view of their home’s yard. Yes this is what they get to wake up to!
So they all had me cracking up the entire time. From the pup who seemed to be right in there for photos, to the granddaughter who had her supermodel poses practiced and ready, and the boys who were playful and ornery keeping everyone smiling. Capturing this families dynamic was my pleasure and these images speak to their love for one another!
I know Margie’s heart will melt and I am so glad we were able to spend a small piece of the holiday making memories that she can hang on her wall.
Dad knew he had to take an opportunity to get family pictures as these kids are growing so fast and are so busy. They were all champs braving the freezing wind to capture these images for their dad. We made quick work of it and knocked out some awesome keepsakes for their walls.
Blessings abound. I am getting a new sister! These two hold such a special place in my heart for so many reasons and I can’t wait to officially call Emily my sister.
Adam and Emily share such a fun kind of love. They each bring their uniqueness to the relationship complimenting one another perfectly. As a family we have watched them grow together and it has been wonderful. They make each other laugh, they harass one another (a requirement in our family), and they love each other wholly. These two share a wide variety of exciting activities together from hiking, backpacking, to entertaining their great selection of friends for crazy game nights; they are forever busy and creating new memories. Both settled into great occupations and a beautiful home we can’t wait to watch the next stage of their adventure together.
For my husband and I there are some additional blessings that these two have given us. Our daughter has spent the last year living with them while she is attending college. They have given a gift to all of us that is unrepayable other than to say a 1,000 thank yous. They have given us the rare opportunity to have her grow at this stage of life with great examples while giving her the space to explore as an adult, something that is often difficult for us parents to do. They have taught her about love and relationships beyond just what she has witnessed in our home. They have given her the right balance of freedom and responsibility to continue her adventure into adulthood; for that we are forever grateful.
We are so ready to watch these two “make it official” but have always known that Emily was already ours to love. See you soon! Love you both!
When two people get married families multiply well meet the Sprawkas, they are part of our multiplication when my mom and Haley’s dad got married in April. I was very excited to get to spend some time hanging out in a true lifestyle session with this family. The boys got up in the morning, they were bribed with a frozen yogurt date if they behaved, and then they picked out their personality filled outfits for the photo shoot. The fun thing about lifestyle photography is that the intention is to capture a family, right where they are in that time – their dynamics, their relationships, their personalities and this session did just that. There are so many fun, chaotic, and loving images that came out of our time together that capture the Sprawka family – who they are, right now. I can’t wait; we already have a cake smash planned for November, be on the look out.