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Friday, May 7, 2010

Elizabethtown Family Portrait Session :: The Johns'

A good number of the people featured on this blog are either friends of our family, or soon become so~ we met our good friends John and Donna Johns through our church. For several years, Donna has been our daughter's Sunday school teacher, while John and our boys have a weekly catch-up conversation about sports while thumb-wrestling. Donna and John's sons, Kenny and Ryan, have also been involved in helping with our church youth programs and our kids just love them. Daughter Amy is getting married the end of this month~ and her fiance, Ben just fits in perfectly with the rest of the crew.

We had a great session this past weekend on a rather muggy day~ I had a particular image in mind (in a field) and had been praying all week for the weather to just cooperate... the day of the session we were literally watching the weather radar to head out between storms.  The first rain had passed, so I knew time was limited and yet needed keep things low-stress and fun. The boys (including John) are all avid frisbee players and were happy to throw frisbee as we went along.

Sometimes it really is work though, both for me and the people I am photographing. At one point we were in the field and these swarmy fly thingies were all around my head (eeew, yes gross) and we soon realized that they would swarm to the tallest person. So we literally formed a fly diversion by passing the swarm of flies to Ryan who stood there in the field with his arms up. Covered in flies. This process was repeated several times with different family members until I had all the images I needed...we surely looked ridiculous... the lengths we will go to for great images! And the best part was at the end of the session... no more than 30 seconds after we started driving away huge raindrops started falling... what a perfectly answered prayer!

Here are a few of my faves:












1 comment:

  1. What GREAT pictures of a GREAT family!!!

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