Throughout my life I’ve found certain things to remain constant. I will always manage to get myself filthy when I’m shooting. I have always been a sucker for little kid hugs. If I have a choice, I will always eat desert first. And I will always have just a few friends that will stick with me through thick and thin. You know the ones… The kind of friends that you’ll stand next to as they say “I do.” The kind that will be there to hold you up when you’re wrecked with grief… The ones that will celebrate all of life’s little joys- from a new job, a child, or even a new pair of shoes… That will take care of you when you fall ill 1,000 miles away from home… THOSE friends. The rarest ones.
Amy has been that type of friend for me. Over the past 11 years she’s been there for me through thick and thin, even when I felt like I was being a bad friend in return (it’s easy to get busy with life, isn’t it?). I have always known that all it’d take was a phone call and she’d be by my side. And so it was a great honor to spend a long weekend with she and her family as they settled into life as a family of five.
Last month I traveled to DC again and was able to take images of some amazing families, one of which was the Schrocks. I let the kids jump on beds, cuddled their newest baby, and had lots of deep chats over girly movies. I also took some pictures, of course. For their family session we traveled to Great Falls National Park, where Amy first met her husband. It was fun going back after many years of marriage and 3 kids later. I hope that these images will remind them of a very special time in their lives, as well as our time together. I love you all!