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The Snyder's // Family Session // Grand Rapids Family Photographer

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The Snyder’s // Fall 2013
I’m pretty sure family sessions don’t get better than this.
Aleigha, Stephanie + Jesse’s sweet daughter, has been in front of my camera before, and every time she is just a joy to hang out with.  Afterward, I had to go back and look at this session from 5 years ago to see just how much this little one has grown up!
Fun fact // Aleigha’s dad Jesse is my childhood friend Shannon’s little brother. When I used to hang out with Shannon, Jesse would pester us as only little brothers can.  Times have clearly changed and it’s so great to see him as such a loving dad and husband!
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The Snyder’s // Family Session // Grand Rapids Family Photographer

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The Snyder’s // Fall 2013
I’m pretty sure family sessions don’t get better than this.
Aleigha, Stephanie + Jesse’s sweet daughter, has been in front of my camera before, and every time she is just a joy to hang out with.  Afterward, I had to go back and look at this session from 5 years ago to see just how much this little one has grown up!
Fun fact // Aleigha’s dad Jesse is my childhood friend Shannon’s little brother. When I used to hang out with Shannon, Jesse would pester us as only little brothers can.  Times have clearly changed and it’s so great to see him as such a loving dad and husband!
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The Geerlings // Family Session // Grand Rapids Family Photographer

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The Geerlings // October 2013

If you’ve ever had family pictures taken, you know that it doesn’t all just magically happen. That the outfits don’t come together as perfectly as the Pinterest boards you’ve been pinning. That today is the one day they don’t get their afternoon naps. There is rushing, hair brushing, missing socks, hungry kids and sometimes colds.  The weather isn’t exactly as you imagined your field-frolicking session going.  Basically it comes down to you wishing that you hadn’t scheduled a session at all.

I totally get it.

But sessions like this one…with the Geerlings…this sweet family…oh how I love how it came together! The session had been on the calendar for months. And the day arrives and it’s cold. The boys both have a cold. Should we reschedule? Just go for it?

We went for it. These sweet boys put on a brave face. Giggled while watching ponies and horses.  Cuddled with their mom and dad.  Was it perfect with the weather and feeling under the weather? I would argue yes…I love the emotions, and the love this family shares. I love the realness of families and being together.  I have thought and shared this many times, but I would have loved to have images like these with my whole family of us growing up. Let’s celebrate us not all having it together.  Who’s with me?

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The Deau's // Family Session

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It’s almost getting hard to go back and count how many times I’ve photographed and co-conspired with Daisy.  6 years ago I first photographed her and Greg for their engagement session. 5 years ago their wedding. Shortly after, she started Pixel+Hank and each year we have collaborated for her look book for her Etsy shop.  Then she and Greg decided to multiply their awesomeness by bringing Essie into the world.  Maternity sessions, baby sessions and family sessions ensued.  Last week, a family session to celebrate Essie turning 2! Even though that was almost two months ago now.  Busy schedules we are blaming ;).

Smoke Bomb Disclaimer – No children were harmed in the making of this photo shoot.  Smoke bombs, while relatively harmless, get hot and no toddlers or clumsy photographers were allowed to touch or hold said product.

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The Deau’s // Family Session

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It’s almost getting hard to go back and count how many times I’ve photographed and co-conspired with Daisy.  6 years ago I first photographed her and Greg for their engagement session. 5 years ago their wedding. Shortly after, she started Pixel+Hank and each year we have collaborated for her look book for her Etsy shop.  Then she and Greg decided to multiply their awesomeness by bringing Essie into the world.  Maternity sessions, baby sessions and family sessions ensued.  Last week, a family session to celebrate Essie turning 2! Even though that was almost two months ago now.  Busy schedules we are blaming ;).

Smoke Bomb Disclaimer – No children were harmed in the making of this photo shoot.  Smoke bombs, while relatively harmless, get hot and no toddlers or clumsy photographers were allowed to touch or hold said product.

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