It was a sad realization to discover that the last family portrait we had together was when Samantha was barely a week old, during her newborn photography session. And even there, that family portrait has a story behind it of how big brother threw the world’s biggest tantrum and refused to cooperate for pictures. The single family picture we had looks great except for Caleb’s red-rimmed eyes, but hey, at least we have a story to tell.
Since then, we have pictures of me with the kids, micah with the kids, and tons of the kids together, even group pictures with our extended family, but none of the four of us. But that was about to change!
We went with a local photographer here in the Valley who’s work I’ve admired and knew would capture some great family-focused shots for us. After obsessing over what to wear and finally going with a classic, yet neutral look, the day of the session dawned clear and bright and as the sun sat lower and lower on the horizon, I grew even more excited about our “golden hour” session. Brittany, the photographer, called an hour or two before the session and asked if we’d be up for changing the location from the wooded area as originally planned to a field over by the Palmer Airport. Of course, the answer was yet! Anyone that knows me knows that I loved a gorgeous field at sunset and Micah has a very large soft spot for planes, so it was the perfect location. What we didn’t realize until we got there was that the field also backed up to Pioneer’s Peak, which was the very mountain that Micah climbed this summer! When he realized the proximity, he asked if we could have a picture with the Peak in the background and it ended up being one of our favorites of the day.
I’m so glad that we had these pictures done, but I’m not looking forward to the task of deciding which one should be added to our set of canvases for the wall gallery!
Which one has your vote?
Edit: We ended up choosing the left side of #1 as a 20×24 canvas. We love it!