Are you sitting down for this? Good. If not… I’ll wait…
K. Prepare yourselves to be blown away by this awesome family. No… for real… they’re kiiiind of perfect…Starting things off with my favorite
This session took place at Rachel’s family cabin… I don’t remember the full story but I know her parents owned it, maybe her grandparents did?, Rachel and Jared honeymooned there, and now it’s theirs. :) The youngest… his name is Huckleberry… and he’s the smilingest baby I’ve ever photographed.
I couldn’t love this more!If you’re a photographer… you’ve probably heard of ProPhoto Blog (my WordPress blog is designed using their template). Welllll…. Jared is the genius behind it! Rachel suggested I take a headshot for his website… BADABOOM BADABING… nailed it!
Ohhhh Daaaale…. you melt me! This one was the entertainer.
Winfield is such a smart young man. I feel like this photo perfectly captures his confident personality. But wait… let’s talk about that image of Rachel and Jared for a minute…. WHOA! I love those smiles!Huck doesn’t quite know what to think of that scene… Harriet (on the left) was the big big helper of the group… always making sure everyone and everything were taken care of. …THOSE SMILES THOUGH?! AHHHH!!!!
Rachel recently posted this photo, circa 1999, to Facebook…. I’m pretty sure it’s from their honeymoon. So much, yet so little, has changed. Gosh I’m deep.I love all of the expressions in this. Please hang this one at the lake house. K? K. Oh wait… hang this one too. You know what… just hang ‘em all! Mike’s favorite
Silver Lake, Ind.
rache+jared :: Holland, Mich. :: married 15 years • 8.14.99
Rachel :: hometown – Fort Wayne, Ind. :: Mom :: five words – awesome, beautiful, loyal, intelligent, kind
Jared :: hometown – Detroit, Mich. :: web developer :: five words – kind, silly, intelligent, loving, generous
Winfield :: 8 years old :: five words – loves babies and cute things, voracious reader, focused, determined, confident
Harriet :: 6 years old :: five words – Constantly thoughtful, kind through her soul, creative, puzzle solver, solution finder
Dale :: 3 years old :: five words – Imaginative, playful, silly, shy, night-owl
Huckleberry :: 9 months old :: five words – Smile, Smile, Smile, Smile, Smile
How you met :: We met in the fall of our freshman year, 1997, when we were 18. We spent freshman year as good friends. Our relationship began just before I left for a semester abroad in Mexico. We spent 7 months writing letters, with occasional access to email. No phone. The day that I came back we talked about getting married. We asked our parents, they were supportive. We got engaged in June and married in August. You gotta snatch up the good ones quick. We celebrated 15 years last month. I’m seriously the luckiest girl in the world. Anybody who knows Jared would agree!
Favorite Mike-in-action photo everrrrr! That man is impressive!
Rachel and Jared… with all of the photographers that you know and work with… we could not be more flattered and honored that you asked us to photograph your family… we would LOVE to do it again!
Sending love your way friends!
PS. Squeeze sweet Huckleberry for me!