A Family Portrait in the Country

This photo session was really fun for me, because these are my neighbors. Carla and Jed, owners of Riata Builders, were my first non-family friends in Georgetown. They built my 2 sisters’ homes and are currently working with me to build my home. They’ve been so kind and welcoming to the whole family and have been extremely patient with me as I go back and forth with my floorplans!

This family portrait takes place on their land with their 3 sons and 2 new daughters-in-law, right where they are planning to build their own home. I think it’s so cool that they can display a print in their home that was taken in that exact same spot before the house was even built. We’ll have to do a “before and after comparison” for grins.

It was lots of fun goofing off with everybody, but the highlight of that day for me was at the end of the session. I pulled them aside, played a George Strait song, and asked them to dance with each other. The look they gave me was priceless, but they were game and it was a really sweet moment. I’ve seen them dance together before, and their love for each other really shines through, I knew that I needed to capture those looks.

I can’t wait to continue working with them, and building our friendship. Hopefully one day we’ll get some images of their future grandkids playing in those same trees.

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Linda’s Grandsons

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What started off as a typical wild mini session, turned out to be the start of a beautiful friendship. Linda is my sister’s minister and good friend. She’d been waiting for her youngest grandson to turn two to have the four brothers’ portraits made, and I was privileged enough to be the photographer!

These boys displayed such compassion and love for each other! When they first arrived, Nico, the youngest, was nervous about being photographed (the first time that’s ever happened ;)). The older three were so sweet and patient with him. The comfort they gave him really warmed my heart – there’s nothing like a sibling’s love. Also, a special shout out to Erin, my assistant on the shoot, who “beat me up” with a stuffed bear, causing some of these great laughs.

What topped the kindness that these boys had for each other, was the kindness I experienced at their grandparents’ house. Linda, Angela (one of Linda’s daughters), and I talked for hours. The time flew away! There was a spiritual connection between us, and I’m not just using that word because she is a minister. I know that this has started a long lasting friendship, and I can’t wait to see it grow.

I love my job and all the beautiful places that it takes me!  Thanks Linda and family!