I look forward to this shoot EVERY YEAR! This year when I was talking about family photos with Kara and she mentioned she might not need updated family pics since they just had pics at a family wedding, I was about ready to BEG her to let me take photos from them, but lucky for me she said “maybe we can do just the girls” YAY! A few weeks later she texted me a pic of this little stand she bought on Varage Sale and asked how she should paint it….from there the apple stand idea was born. With some buckets from her mother in law, some from my garage and some from MCC, filled with apples from Auntie Kendra and a delicious smelling pie from her too we were ready to go!
As I was editing these pictures I could believe how grown up the girls were looking. Sarah was just a baby during our first summer of Jack and Ruby weddings….how time flies! I always say how lucky I am that photography brings wonderful people into my life and Kara is one of those people. If it wasn’t for photography we might have never connected and since our first lunch at Gingerwood Lane she has become one of my dearest friends. I will always admire her talent as a photographer, I think she has more talent in her shooting finger than I have in all of me….and in addition to her talent as a photographer I admire her skills as a mother, wife and just as a good person in general. She has a helping heart, always willing to help anyone with words and actions. She walks her talk! And it shows in her girls who are just as kind and sweet as their mom is. Her words of encouragement and comfort always seem to show up on my phone just when I need them. I am so thankful for her and her friendship and feel so lucky that she lets me capture these memories for her family year after year.