I met lovely Carol when I started to get facials at a nearby medical spa. Carol was one of the aestheticians and she gave me several wonderful facials. As we got to know each other, and I found out she hadn’t had family photos done in years (like TEN, seriously!), we decided she really needed some. Noah, her eldest, just finished his freshman year in college, and Ben just finished his senior year in high school. New photos were a must before any more big changes happened!
When we went up to Allison’s, I offered to do her family’s photos to thank them for letting us come and stay. I’m so glad I did because not only does her family have updated photos now, but I got to spend more time with them. ☺ It was SO HOT and we were all, unfortunately, dripping with sweat, but her parents and siblings were as chill as can be and were just NATURALS in front of the camera. They were the crowning glory of photo subjects!
Every family has something that makes them unique. Well, this one-of-a-kind family has not one, but several things that make it unique. Personally, I’m an authority on the uniqueness of this family – and I might even use a different word – crazy. I should know because I see this family just about every day, and I’ve seen six of these children within just hours of being born. I’ve watched almost every child take his first steps or talk his first word. I’ve held them all and supervised coloring activities. I’ve taken them on walks and played with them. I’ve fought over breakfast with them and sat with them as they do their school.
This lovely family contacted me for family pictures soon after I did the St. Jacques. Karen and her husband are moving out of the area and wanted some photos in places that are close to their hearts, after raising their four children in the area. We had so much fun! They were so low-key and willing to do whatever I asked. We took these pictures at their beautiful colonial home in Hendersonville. It has so many lovely backgrounds, I think I should do all my family sessions there!
This sweet family was up for anything when we went to do their family pictures at one of my favorite urban locations in Asheville, NC! They posed so easily and naturally that it was a joy to photograph them. The kids were lots of fun to work with too – Elias was so dapper and handsome with his gelled hair and little Avonley was so precious – but I will tell you, it was super hard to get her to smile! We faced beautiful low 70’s weather that morning and it was delightful to have cooler weather compared to some of the warm temperatures we’ve had so far.
When the Mitchell family told me that they wanted to do a “10 years later” theme for their family shoot in Asheville, NC, I was super excited! Jenna had the idea to use a chalkboard sign, and the results turned out adorable. We met up just outside of Asheville at my favorite nature background location – a farm I’ve used for several shoots. (Like Caroline’s!) Unfortunately, the skies were threatening rain the whole time we were shooting – and it had previously poured twice! But, we made it through 45 minutes before it started raining again. It even sprinkled in the middle of the shoot, but we all cheerfully held picnic blankets and lighting reflectors over our heads while waiting for the rain to pass.