Wow, I love capturing memories for families, and I am so flippin' lucky that sometimes I get to capture a big moment in a family's life. My friend, Liz, contacted me a few weeks ago about Ambriel and Doug and their boys. I was going to be in Kansas City, and a group of friends decided that this family deserved the gift of a photo session to capture their love, laughter, joy and strength. Boy, did they ever!!
Teddy, the little guy in the super cute fox hat, has been battling a brain tumor for the past year. He is sweet, and joyful, and simply adorable and I fell in love with both him and his little brother Ben immediately! I'm sure the past year can't have been easy on any of these four, but there wasn't ANY difficulty in finding joy and laughter with my camera lens. Holy Moly we had so much fun together, and I am so honored that you guys trusted me to capture some of the magic that you share.
Before we did the shoot we weren't aware of this, but about a week ago, Teddy was found to be completely CANCER FREE!!! There is no sign of disease, and even though he will have a long road ahead, he has the best parents and little brother in the business to love him through it. Just look at this gorgeousness!!
When we were thinking of places to shoot, we didn't want to go too far from home, and we totally didn't have to, because when your home is this cute, why get photographs anywhere else? Am I right?
Ben is ADORABLE. He is such an explorer, and wanted to get everywhere, and get there fast!
this next black and white is definitely my favorite. SNUGGLES!!
We walked down their beautiful street to an awesome fence covered in ivy at the end... And right as we were taking this photo, a bus came by, which brought huge smiles to both the boys' faces! It was great to see how excited Doug got with them. I love when parents can find the magic with their kids in everyday things.
Happy Daddy, Happy Boys!
Side note... Ambriel, I don't know what you do for your skin, but share your secret with the rest of us please, because you have the PERFECT alabaster complexion...seriously creamy perfection!
Ummm.. I can't decide, this might be my favorite, too ;-).
Thanks so much to Ambriel, Doug, Teddy and Ben for agreeing to your friends' crazy idea to do a photo shoot! It was a honor to spend an afternoon with you guys. I hope I get to photograph you all again when Ben is talking and there is peach fuzz growing on Teddy's little head... that is to say SOON!