My husband, Jon and Amy’s family literally grew up together. They were next door neighbors for several years and they all played together back in the woods. Amy and I met after Jon and I started dating.

I can remember when her son Hunter was just a little guy and when Caitlyn was born. That makes me feel really old. Every time I see pictures of her kids, I just feel that much older.

fun family portraits

I was excited when she contacted me to take some pictures of their family. I sent Amy my little informational pamphlet and asked a few questions regarding what type of session she was looking for, specifically what type of setting.

country portraits

We settled on an abandoned old farmhouse and barn. I love shooting there and I love the feel of the place. It’s very rustic and makes you feel like you are out in the country, when in reality, there’s a school just across the street and houses on all sides of the property.country children portraits

The day was very windy and I thought for sure we’d lose a kid or camera or something. I had to get a little creative and work with the wind in finding buildings that blocked the gusty, tornado-like winds. I think overall everything came together perfectly and I was glad for the wind. It made me use the place differently than I normally would have, had the wind not been so hurricane-force-like.

silly family photosFamily pictures

Amy, thank you so much for allowing me to take pictures of your family! To see the rest of their pictures, you can do so here. Below are just a few of my favorites!