We’ve all seen the “perfect family” photo shoot. That one time a year you get the family together and threaten to take away all manner of joy from their lives if they don’t sit and smile for the camera.
And the pictures come back GREAT. The kids are sitting pretty, they are smiling, they are doing exactly what they are being told to do.
Then there is MY family. Don’t get me wrong, the pictures I am going to show are absolutely BEAUTIFUL and WONDERFUL.
But I also think they show the true personality of our kids, the dynamics of our family, and the fact that it’s not all smiles all the time.
The kids bicker. They don’t want to sit, they want to run. They cry.
They also love each other. They know that their dad and I love them. I think that is clearly evident in all these pictures.
I’ve used Adrea Scheidler as my photographer ever since I decided to suck it up and get a professional to do my family pictures. Our first shoot was when I was 7 months pregnant with Sarah and Mahlie was wary of this person with the camera. But not for long! The second was with just myself and the girls when Sarah was just 4 months old and Mahlie was overjoyed to be the center of someone, ANYONE’s attention for a period of time. Then this April, with Sarah a feisty toddler and Mahlie a “photographer’s dream” when it came to cooperation.
Let me tell you that the experience I have had with Adrea has been….magical. She captures my family in a way I cannot. She has built a relationship with Mahlie and, well, Sarah will come around.
I will take credit (well, at least some of it) for the beautiful kids. The pictures are all credited to the brilliance of Adrea Scheidler Photography.
And here, how our family has grown with Adrea….
Have a great crazy day!