Everything about my session with this gorgeous family made for the perfect Western theme – we had horses, boots, Saguaros, covered wagons, mountains, jeans, and mesquite trees! Mark, Kelly, and their children Mia, Aubry, and Michael, used to live next door to my parents in Phoenix, and they became good friends to our entire family. They were the kind of neighbors to my parents that are rare today; the kind that know your names and let you borrow a cup of milk.
Michael is HILARIOUS and was such a hoot to photograph!
In fact, they all were! The girls were really working it for the camera, true models in the making. And check out Michael doing his Elvis impression.
The girls are so sweet together. 🙂
The boots the ladies wore demanded a starring role in a few photos.
Kelly and Mark are both originally from Michigan, and Mark is a BIG Detroit Tigers fan. Somehow, he got his hands on these two chairs from the original Tiger Stadium! Isn’t that so cool? I knew we had to get some shots of them in those chairs.
Mark and Kelly are probably one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever photographed together. They didn’t need any direction, at all. I just snapped away while they cuddled, kissed, gazed at each other, and in general, looked gorgeous. Seriously, Kelly, you are just beautiful! Your children are so blessed to be raised in a home with so much love.
Mark was a great assistant – he had all these great ideas, like “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” above left. 🙂 And I loved the white shirts Kelly picked; sometimes white isn’t the best choice, but in this case, with the backgrounds we used, the color in the desert, and the cloudy sky, it was the perfect recipe for beautiful contrast.
I had so, so much fun during this session! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help capture this fleeting time. Next thing I know, the girls will be in high school and Michael will be too cool to do his Elvis dance. My hope is that you’ll look back on this day and cherish the memories and the images we made together.
Consider me a regular Girl Scout Cookie customer. Go Tigers!?
Hope to see you again soon!
P.S. Watch their slideshow!