I’ve known Jason and Janine pretty much my whole life, I grew up in the church they attended for many years. When I was younger they were the first family I really got to witness go through the adoption process. As a little kid I was amazed by their capacity to love and care for a child that wasn’t biologically theirs. It taught me so much about what family really means. Getting to photograph their now family of 5 was such an honor.
Jason is an avid outdoorsmen so seeing him interact with his girls and showing them all about the plants and wildlife we encountered during our session was so sweet. These girls are so full of spunk and balance sweet and thoughtful Isaac so well. His care and concern for them was great to capture. Janine is the same warm and friendly person I knew years ago, she is the perfect mother for her children and a partner to Jason.
One of the things I love most about family sessions is how different each one is. With this session the kids were all about exploring and showing me tons of places they wanted their photo taken. I was happy that they got involved in the process and were able to enjoy it as much as I did!