When Heidi texted me about photographing her precious family once again, I think we scheduled, registered, and planned the whole shebang in under 10 minutes. You could say I was just a teeeeeny bit excited!
I first met Heidi in 2015 when she approached me for a family session of her two gorgeous kiddos, Grace and Aiden, her absolutely incredible husband Matt, and their very excited fur baby.
Heidi and Matt have this breathtaking relationship that is full of give and take, a whole lot of strength and faith in each other. Over the years I've been priviledged to see this family though growth, deployments, and homecomings and they continue to blow me away each time I get to hang out with them. Suffice it to say, I LOVE this family.
They've grown up just a little bit, huh?!?
Well, maybe they aren't tooooo grown up yet. ;)
This is a relatively small hike, made super challenging by the 90 + degrees we hiked it in. One of the things I love about this spot is the views just don't disappoint, ever, no matter where you're standing. Example A:
At their ordering appointment we viewed each of their images and they decided on this drool worthy family portrait for their walls. Though there are so many things I adore about this family, the fact that each member of the family was excited to see this hung on their walls has got to be one of my favorites. This will be framed and hung on their wall, and will be a constant reminder of what it feels like to be a family. My hope for Grace and Aiden is that each time they see this they remember scrambling up to the top, their silly poses, and how absolutely easy it was to snuggle up to mom and dad after a long hot hike.
Until next time, my sweet friends. <3