I always get excited when I receive an email from someone who I've never met before - it's such an honor to be considered as the photographer for any wedding or family session, especially when I get the chance to create a personal connection with someone new. Marietta contacted me about scheduling a session with her and her boys, and when the day finally arrived, it could not have been more perfect.
From the laughter to the joking to the sincerity in their interactions, it is obvious that the Klausmeiers truly enjoy being around each other. Even if the boys pretended they didn't love the pictures, they were more than happy to be themselves and stay in the moment. They were goofy, fun, and hilarious, but certainly never boring.
I'm so excited for this family as they embark on the next chapter! Two are going off to college this fall, with the oldest returning to an overseas teaching post, leaving Mike and Marietta home alone for the first time in many years. When I pulled these two aside for a few pictures of just them, however, it became obvious that they are looking forward to time spent together. And after 30 years of marriage, that's quite the achievement. I'm so thankful that I now know all 5 of these wonderful people!