FAMILY + BEAUTIFUL

100 foot oaks, the McKenzie river, flowing fields, people who love each other… beautiful is the best word I could come up with to describe the shoot.  Kelly and Brandon have an adorable family, and an even more adorable way with their kids.  I appreciate good parenting in a much deeper way ever since I became a parent myself.  Calm, patient, loving… it takes work to keep that up in real life, not to mention at a family shoot (note previous family shoot scars in tone of type).  But, this was my kind of family shoot; great people, amazing location, the request for fun and not overly pose-y, oh, and she wants all black & white.  Yes please, and thank you.

Brandon works for the electrical vendor I contracted with at my previous job, and if you have work to be done, do yourself a favor and call New Way Electric first.  There’s a very good reason they were on the short list of my “favorite vendors” for over 10 years.

I’m sure I will post more of the session later, but for now, just try to resist the perfectly messy curls.  I dare you.

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  • Rensche MariStunning family, and beautiful photos. Love the ones of the kiddies in the beginning 🙂

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  • janThese are gorgeous. love the personality you captured in these. Very artistic as well.

  • andreajay. these are phenomenal.

  • Steve ElmerDude, the second last one is a standout one for me… mega win!

  • EmmaLOVE them!
    I would love family pics like that!

  • BethDude! you are so good! <3 every image has so much to tell!

  • Elizabeth SalibI tried to choose a favourite but it was sooo hard. These are probably some of my favourite pictures of yours taken ever. I really like the one with the sister and the brother, where the brother is hugging her, the best, though. So crazy perfect, not that any other one is any less perfect. Gorgeous family and I love these shots. Glad you were begging for comments on Facebook or else I wouldn’t have seen these.

  • MelindaThese are really awesome Jay. I keep trying to pick out a favorite so I can tell you which I like the best and it is so hard! I think I’m going to have to go with the little girl running though. I love your composition and how you’ve conveyed motion in that one with the blurry background and her face in great focus. I love that it reminds me of running barefoot through the grass. Thanks for the photographic inspiration.

  • Drew WAwesome work, Jay. I love the up close, wide shots in this set.

  • daronaliyabeautiful, beautiful, beautiful. that little girl is just out-of-control-adorable

  • jessThese are STUNNING Jay. Wow.My fave is the little girl with the wind blowing her hair and holding her brother’s hand. So good.

 

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