Secrets of Canoe Creek
When this family wanted to do an extended family photo session, it happened to fall on the weekend that I was planning shoots at Canoe Creek State Park. So, that's where we booked. But when we arrived and I described where we might shoot, they said that's exactly the spot that they thought we should shoot too. I was surprised that they knew the place so well and as we started hiking to our second spot, they shared that this was an incredibly special place for their family. One person in their family ran a bait shop near Canoe Creek for years; another used to actually work there. They spent their childhood years playing there. It was like a second home to the whole bunch. It was perfect!
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation."
- Fred Rogers
I just love this image above. We love for our children to spend time with their grandparents, but how often do we actually get a photograph of them with everyone? Really - never! I bet lots of families are the same way. But what a treasure! I love that this family planned this session to include everyone together with their grandparents!
"A brother is a friend given by Nature."
- Jean Baptiste Legouve
These boys were so good for the whole session. They made my job so easy! What kind kiddos!
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
– Albert Einstein
This precious little guy loved being outdoors. He enjoyed checking out each leaf, stick, and spot of sun on the forest floor. We had good fun. I ran around as he explored and was down on the forest floor myself to be able to capture life from his perspective. What a sweet family!
"My siblings are my best friends."
- America Ferrera
I really witnessed this big brother and sister have such patience with their little brother. They helped me click my chicken clicker and entertain him behind their backs to be able to include him in their photo. What love!
Example of Love
"Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now."
-From The World According to Mister Rogers
What a testament to their love, marriage, laughter, and the home that they created for their children when you see the lovely adults their children have become and the sweet grandchildren that surround them.