Another fun Family Session!

I love photographing families on a normal day.  When I get to photograph a friend's family, it makes it extra special for me.

And this family was another great photography session!  We had fun exploring the creek, finding out how cold the water was, and taking beautiful family photographs throughout the whole experience.  And big brother loved making his baby sister laugh and smile!

And of course, nothing screams 'Holiday Photos' like 70 degree weather in Austin, Texas!  On a serious note, I'm glad I wasn't freezing my butt off as were Mom, Dad and kids!

Check out some serious cuteness and family photos!

Oldest and Youngest's Special Bond

My oldest and youngest have always had a special bond.

Since the day Cassidy was born, Jackson has been an awesome older brother to her.  He loved holding her, trying to feed her, and playing with her.  Even two years later, these two share something special.

Cassidy will follow Jackson around, and Jackson will allow only her in his room at times.  He'll help Andrew and I out when we ask him to go find and make sure she's not getting herself into trouble.  Because that happens a lot.

When I saw them sitting on the floor of the living room like this, I grabbed my camera and took the shot.  This image tells the story of how special their bond is without even trying.

I pray they keep this bond as they grow older.  Big brother always watching out for little sister.

And this will definitely come in handy whenever Cassidy attempts to start dating!

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Family Fun!

It is always fun to catch up with a fun family!  The Curtis Family was definitely fun to photograph.  Their little boy and 6 month old daughter were too cute!  And Mom and Dad are definitely a good looking couple!

Check out a fun family photo shoot!

Together at last... Family Reunion

I had a blast last week shooting this family.  They reminded me a lot of my Dad's side of the family.

My Dad's side is a fun, crazy lot.  We have our own concept of entertainment (not quite blog appropriate).  We make fun of each other but love one another at the same time.  Every time we get together, some sort of epic event happens in which an awesome story is born.

For example at my Granny's funeral, my aunt receives a phone call during the reception from my great aunt (my Granny's sister).  Little back story, my family is originally from New Orleans, but my dad's side now lives in Florida which is where the funeral was held.  My great aunt was at the cemetery in New Orleans getting the above-ground family tomb ready for burial.  My dad's dad (my grandfather) was buried there years ago, and his casket was not there.

In New Orleans, they have above ground burials because the city is below sea level.  Only so many caskets can fit in the tomb above.  As people die, they take their caskets out and rebury the remains underneath the tomb in the ground. 

The cemetery couldn't find my grandfather, who was supposed to be there.  And the workers at the cemetery refused to go underneath and look for him because they were scared.  My great aunt calls freaking out because Emmett's missing.  Let's just say, my family (and I) were three sheets to the wind and just about died laughing when we heard this.  Then started the jokes about how he heard my Granny died so he took off.  It's still a running family joke to this day.

So that's how my family rolls.

This family reunion was a long time in the making.  They were a fun bunch to shoot, and I kept hearing all the inside family jokes (which I totally didn't get but that's ok) said back and forth between members.  Enjoy!