It’s no secret that 2020 has been T.O.U.G.H!! It seems like a stretch to find some good that’s come out of it. But if we look hard, and maybe not even that hard, we can find plenty to celebrate! If not, we’ll fake it ’til we make it! Which is exactly what this family did for their 10th anniversary! A lot has happened during those 10 years, babies were born, children went to college and jobs shifted…but through it all there was one place that remained constant…their church. It’s where he proposed, where they were married and raised their children. It was also the perfect place to celebrate 10 years of marriage. Kudos to mom for recognizing that her children needed a little extra fun, something to plan and look forward to, and an excuse to dress up. I mean, wouldn’t you want to celebrate the fact that you can still fit into your wedding dress!
Their reWedding was marked with so many special touches! For instance, it was special that an older daughter could officiate the reWedding, it was special that the youngest daughter could wear the flower girl dress her oldest sister wore 10 years ago and it was exceptionally special as Mom & Dad held the hands of each other and reaffirmed their love and commitment to each other with their precious daughters present!
Thank you for letting me be a small part of this wonderful, fun ceremony!
This was a dream session! Beautiful people, lots of fun and family galore!! I can’t think of a better excuse to have a family photo session than Lolo Bert coming into town! Lolo is Grandfather in Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines. One of the many reasons I love this family’s story is that Lolo Bert and his wife met in the Phillippines when she was in the Peace Corps! They moved to the US where they raised their family until they retired and moved back to the Philippines. Sadly, Lola passed away several years ago, but thankfully, Lola Bert still treks back to the US every so often for a giant family reunion! Folks came from Utah, Ohio, and Marietta for loads of food, card games, and Mahjong. Ah, yes, Mahjong! Mahjong a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and one where Lolo Bert is a skilled player!
Thank you so much for having me out to photograph your amazing family!!
Willie Nelson~ I’ve Loved You All Over the World ~
I’m pretty sure I told you about the Mom that contacted me this summer to come to take maternity photos and then about a week later when I ran into her at her office she told me in the elevator that she was actually pregnant with identical twin girls…WHAAAAAT!!
Well, the glorious day came when she let me know that those baby girls were here and ready for their debut!! And let me tell you, they are perfect in every way!! Everyone seems to be adjusting pretty well, but can you imagine going from a family of 3 to a family of FIVE? Neither can their 2-year-old! HA!! Fortunately, he had 2 of his favorite folks in town to help ease him into the idea!
Newborn sessions generally take longer than a regular family session – you’ve got to take feedings, burpings and some crying into consideration – and that’s just the dads…kidding, just kidding! Seriously though, it does take a good bit longer, especially when there are two babies! Fortunately, they were two of the loveliest babies and I really love the images we made! What usually happens is we spend 2-3 hours trying to get the baby to sleep soundly and then the next 20 minutes gloriously taking their pictures.
Welcome to our world little girls!
Here’s more from their session…
Also, kinda proud of my first gif…