I thought I would try something I haven’t done before — combine multiple years of the same family in one post (YAY for people who get family photos every year! & YAY 21 days of blogging!). It’s crazy to see all these photos of the same family all at once. And it’s also a little crazy that I somehow still think of Cole and Ty as they were the first time I met them and photographed them. Now when I see them I’m shocked by how tall they are and how their faces have shifted.
The first time we hung out with my cameras we met in Portland, by a park with a graffiti wall. Things got a little silly. I may have encouraged some of that…
The next year we met at SMCC. I loved Cole’s red shorts on that really overcast day. And you will see things were also pretty windy that day…
The next year we met at their home and the dogs got to hang out with us, which was a great way to keep the boys smiling and not worried about the camera (pro tip).
Some years it’s more about the boys, and less about all four of them. Until the next time we can all be in the same place for photos again :)
Then the next year we met at the Portland Museum of Art. Which is a great spot for photos, especially if it starts to drizzle a little.
This was the year I almost fell over when I saw Cole. I couldn’t believe what a difference a year made! And sweet Charlie made another appearance…
And then another year in their yard… some quick shots with dad before had to leave. Then the majority of the time seemed to be all about Charlie.
Charlie is the dog, by the way. He’s a little star at their home and at Dava’s work.
So, these were some of my favorites from each of our sessions through the years. It was fun to look at these all again! Photos are so amazing, and I am always honored by the people who come back year after year and value how important family photos are.
Thank you, Dava, Jim, Cole, and Ty! And, of course, Charlie!!