I love family portraits.
One of the things I've learned in the past few years is that you never know how long you will have your family. It's a lesson many have to learn too soon, too young. For me family photos are a way of remembering and treasuring those you no longer have next to you. It doesn't bring them home, but it can warm the empty spot left behind.
I also love how they capture the passing of time and the change in seasons. Marriage, birth, graduation, all meant to take place in the context of family. From tiny fingers and toes to flowers and rings, family is intermingled in it all.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting the Cornett & Coyne families. Aren't these little boys just edible! Thank you Krista for the fun shoot and many referrals! :) You can check out Krista's handmade jewelry site.