Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Love, Laughter & Sass

Ashley drives by my house literally every day. She happens to drop her daughter at day care right down the street. So, it is with a hearty "Thank God!" that I am reminded of her phone call mentioning that she saw my beautiful car decal and did I do family pictures? I say " Thank God!" because her family is one of those families that just make you happy. Every time I'm with them, I find myself laughing, smiling and just generally enjoying every second with them. If no one else ever mentioned the car decal ever again, just meeting them would make it more than worth every penny. I love this family. Truly. And I am tickled pink every morning when Akenna jumps out and goes "Katy! We take pictures with you! Where are the babies?" Did I mention she is 2, almost 3, and by far the sassiest, smartest, most well spoken kiddo I've ever encountered?! She blows my mind. When I hopped in their car to head to our latest session, I asked "Can I sit by you?" To which she replied "Of course you may sit by me." Seriously. She's 2.

This session was bittersweet to say the least. Due to a raging rain storm that thwarted our original plans, we ended up shooting quite literally the morning that Ahren was headed out for a 6-month deployment. I am so happy we did. I know it was especially hard to be reminded of time slipping away as the morning passed, but taking the time to spend those special moments together loving on each other was such a blessing to watch. Ahren, I am honored and grateful for your service. You are a loving husband, incredible father and man of good character. It radiates from you. And your family. May the next 6 months pass quickly!

PS. My favoritest family will be moving away soon. The call of duty will be bringing them to the West Coast. Ashley claimed she is stuffing me in her suitcase. For a second, I seriously considered jumping right in. But I'll settle for a good visit. At least once. I need me some West Coast sunshine and sass!

1 comment:

  1. Katy,
    Thank you for the kind words and support. We had a blast that day and the pictures turned out wonderful! You're an amazing photographer and awesome to work with. Thank you! Ahren


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