What can I possibly say about this family. I have had the absolute privilege of photographing them for the last 3 years. Michelle has been a dear friend for all of my adult (and not-so-adult) life. Her children are two of the most dynamic, funny, fascinating, intelligent kids I have ever met. They are whip smart and quick to love on you - and just as quick to size you up, figure you out and work you over. Seriously smart kids. Michelle has an absolute heart of gold and is obviously beautiful - I enjoyed photographing her even when all I had was a little disposable camera in my hand.
Michelle is one of those amazing moms that can laugh right along with her kids, even when they are making a mess or acting less than perfect. She loves them as opposed to lessons them. I have tried (and failed) to model some of my own parenting after her. Michelle knows how to prioritize and not get stuck on every little thing.
I can't even begin to describe how much I love these images of this amazing family, in their beautiful home overflowing with love. I am absolutely blessed to get to capture them each year and watch them grow.