One of my favorite things as a photographer is getting a front seat to the wild, lighthearted fun that exists within every family. I don't know - something just happens when time itself isn't a factor in any activity. Although I technically take people on a photoshoot (and yes, sometimes it can get stressful), my end goal is always to candidly photograph that deep, inner joy and contentment that every family has when they're together in an unhurried environment.
Jodi and Casey are two of the smartest, most hardworking people I've met yet. They are both medical professionals in two separate fields, and (AND!) they have two boys. Their schedules are crazy, the hours are long, and I can't imagine the stress that comes with their daily life. But - they make it work. Somehow.
This time was really special for me. Watching a family that actually has to put the pen to paper to schedule downtime together (versus busyness) have so much fun, brought me a happiness I can't explain.
Jodi, Casey, sweet Jack, and Graham, thank you. Thank you for letting me do this for you, and inviting me in to your super fun world.
After they invited me into their home for a bit... we hit the beach! :)
Jodi, you are radiant.