So there is quite a bit of history with this photo session. Brandi’s mom Linda was my 1st grade teacher and due to her extreme patience she was able to put up with 6 year old me…lol. Ever since then our family has been very good family friends. After a couple of years we were blessed that they moved just a mile away from us out in the country. Their family has a love for the water, just as mine did. We enjoyed swimming and waterskiing on the river and just plain having good ole fun. I went to high school with Donny and although we didn’t talk very much, we grew up in the small town, so you always knew what everyone was up to anyway 🙂 God blessed these two people and they met, fell in love, and got married. Their life was blessed three more times with their gorgeous and extremely special children Kristen, Kyle, and Kolby. Not only has this couple been through more than anyone could ever imagine at such a young age, but they continue to inspire everyone around them with their love for each other and their family. Love you Taylors and thank you so much for letting me spend some time with your amazing family.
Even though this family are close friends of mine I still am pretty sure I would have had a total blast with them as total strangers. With six kids and two adults we definetely had our hands full! All kiddos were on their best behavior and the pictures turned out great!!!!
I loved this photo session. Not only were we at one of my favorite places ever…Deepwood Estate in Salem, OR, but with a great family. It was so much fun being silly and “tricking” everyone into smiling for the camera! I hope you all enjoy!!!
On Saturday I had a blast haning out with Thomas and Bryce who gave me a sneak peak into what it will be like in a couple of years with my own boys. They had energy up the ying yang and enough giggles to go around. Thanks to their great mom Katie, they were also extremely well mannered. It was a pleasure taking their family pictures and enjoying this warm summer evening.
This weekend we got to celebrate my Mother’s 60th Birthday and of course all the grandchildren were there.