Macee and Matt Barton had a beautiful wedding ceremony at Arrowpeak Lodge in Montana near Great Falls where I used to live. It was a cool fall afternoon when I arrived at the lodge. Colors everywhere! Yellows, oranges, reds from the aspen trees, snowy blue mountains in the background and deep greens from the giant pines surrounding the entire venue.
The Kunz family have been in my life for many years now. They were one of my first clients and we've gone from engagement, wedding, bridal and now maternity and newborn pictures of their son Reuel Joseph. He is a winter baby, meaning Amanda's maternity were too. The Kunz family and I got together in the middle of winter at the park in freezing snow and blistering negative temperature winds. We all drank hot cocoa and laughed pretending we were at the beach.
Next, little Reuel was born and we did a short and newborn session capture their love for their new family member.
There is nothing better than family that includes bundles of amazing extended family/in-laws/in-laws of family/friends that are basically family. And Jarred and Elisa are just that. Especially their perfect little addition, little Owen Bradley.
As it turns out, 30 years ago in college, my mother was in a group of fun friends that included a gal named Jill, pictured with little Owen below. They lost touch and moved away, but 2 years later, they both happened to have sweet baby sons. And by baffling coincidence, 17 years after that, those sons became best friends. Three years later, those two sons married sisters! And three years after that, those sisters had their own baby sons, ON THE SAME DAY, within a half hour of each other!
Life throws it's great mysteries and colorfulness all around, baby Owen and his sweet self is the product of that.
Mini Family Session taken in Bend Oregon. Snowy and tree backgrounds! Cute peacoats and a plaid snow hat.
Tiffany and Sterling have good friends with my family for many years. It is exciting to see their family grow.
When I was in visiting Bend, Oregon they asked if I could take some family photos of them while i was there. How could I resist adorable family!!!
Shevlin Park, Bend Oregon is one of my favorite places. It was a thrill when Tiffany and Sterling wanted their family photography taken there.
Their going to be best friends. You can tell.
Look at those dreamy baby eyes. <33 so cute!!