Rowland Family: Family Session at Shaw Nature Reserve

I was absolutely thrilled when Charis asked me to photograph her cute, little family. She’s a photographer as well, and I LOVE her work, so it truly was a compliment to be asked. She also had the brilliant idea to go to Shaw Nature Reserve for their session. I had never been, but I completely trusted her judgement and it did not disappoint. It actually made me feel like I was somewhere other than the midwest at times. She also wanted me to take some head shots for her, that is why you will see some with just her beautiful self.

Anyway… I LOVED this session sooo… check em’ out! :)2014-09-30_0009 2014-09-30_0010 2014-09-30_0011 2014-09-30_0012 2014-09-30_0013 2014-09-30_0014 2014-09-30_0015 2014-09-30_0016 2014-09-30_0017 2014-09-30_0018 2014-09-30_0019 2014-09-30_0021 2014-09-30_0022 2014-09-30_0023 2014-09-30_0024

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The Edmonds Family in St. Charles

This family. This session. So near and dear to my heart. I feel a lot of weight and importance every time I photograph a family session and this one was no exception. Except the weight was much heavier. Dana, (the mom and my dear friend), was just diagnosed with stage III esophageal cancer and with that comes a lot of changes, surgeries, chemo, etc. Being allowed to capture this moment in time, just the four of them, before this crazy new life begins, meant more to me than anything thing I have ever photographed. She is about to start the fight of her life, but her faith is strong and she is ready. Friends, please join me in prayer for this family. It’s going to be a long and tough journey, but in the end, God will be glorified. I love you Dana, no one fights alone <3

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