Crooks family

Reader warning: Long, long post.
A couple of weeks ago we had our dear friends, the Crooks family, come and stay with us for a few days.  It was so fun to catch up with them (and their family has expanded by +2 since the last time we were together!) and of course, we had to do a photo shoot while they were here.  We picked the most gorgeous summer evening on our farm.  I have so many favorites of this session, it is really hard to narrow down, but here are a *few*

 Summer night + old red barn + watermelon + denim quilt + two adorable toddlers perfectly dressed for the occasion = really, really cute photos!

 The way you envision family photos going in your head:
 The way they usually go:

 ahhhh...summer bliss!

Crooks family: let's not wait so long to do it again!

Weber family

I loved photographing this family reunion of my long-time neighbors! (Side note: In fact, because one of the boys was older than me--and we all rode the same school bus together--, he recanted a story of remembering seeing me (toddler age) wave at my big brother as he got on the school bus every morning! How sweet!) Photographing this family was so fun...they have such a great sense of humor and a love for each other that comes through on the photographs!