I haven’t done one bit of goal setting for the new year, but I just delivered the sweetest gallery to the sweetest of friends. I do know this: I want 2017 to be a year of more GIVING… because it’s an area I need to grow in, and because I truly forgot how much joy it brings to my own heart to give a session as a gift. These friends went through so much stress and crazy circumstances surrounding this sweet boy’s birth… so to see them celebrating his first Christmas as a happy, healthy baby (and their first Christmas as a family of 3), is a great reminder of the faithfulness of God in their lives. I consider it an honor to call them friends! Victoria, I truly hope you LOVE these images as much as I do!
The location for our photo session was a meaningful spot for the family, and those always make the best backdrops for family photos! I love when a place is both gorgeous and meaningful. These were taken at family land, and some of it will soon be developed, meaning this is one of the last chances they had to take photos here. Victoria and Ben also did their pregnancy announcement photos here, which made it even more special to come back with their baby boy.
And then when I spotted this “lane” (aka Meredith’s favorite place to shoot, always and forever) with trees along the edge, I said, “There it is! Can we please do some photos there?” The sun was a little bright before it set, but I loved the setting too much to not take advantage.
Are they not the cutest family ever???
Strader family, you are so loved! I can’t wait to watch your family continue to grow and flourish!!