For those of you who don't know, this session was very special to me. It wasn't because of the location, although Notre Dame was absolutely beautiful! It wasn't because of the lighting or because of the time of day. It was because of the wonderful people below who have a special place in my heart. That's right! You guessed it. This is my family; my beautiful family who raised me in a loving Christian home with God at the center of everything.
Living with this bunch meant lots of activity, laughter and surprises in each and every day. There were lots of coloring sessions, crazy ninja warrior stunts, and ripstick competitions. To this day, when I walk in the house, I am greeted with big hugs and lots of "Sissy, let me show you this new cool thing!" or "Sissy, can you play the piano for us?" or "Sissy, can I read you a story? Real quick I promise!" Even though I am an adult and married now, I blame my brothers and sister for the reason I am still a kid at heart and choose to watch "Frozen" by myself in my spare time.
I am so thankful for the family that God has given me. It's hard for me to watch these kiddos grow up as it feels like yesterday they were all just starting school. Now Caleb and Evan are in 5th grade and Jana is in 1st. Wow! I look forward to seeing how they grow up and who they become. And mom and dad, thanks for all you've done for me. All the time you spent driving me to soccer practice or teaching me how to drive. All the time you spent coming to my piano or choir concerts just to support me. You guys are G R E A T parents and you are doing such a good job with these three! Keep up the great work! I had such a fun time during this shoot and look forward to the many more to come. Love you guys!
Location: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana