oh this family... where do I even begin? not only are they all models, but they are the kindest hearts you'll ever meet.
Amber has been the hugest encouragement to me this past year. from listening to me spill my heart, to her spilling hers back. from telling me her dreams, to hearing mine and cheering me on so so loudly. from casual potato soup and panini sandwich lunches at her house with sleepy babies to fancy birthday dinners on the 90-somethingth floor of the Hancock building downtown Chicago. from days where we're at our best to days where we're completely distracted. from needed texts and resale shopping and quiet afternoons and couples scrabble, I have so enjoyed getting to know her and her family better.
Amber mentioned a month or so back that she wanted to get a family Christmas picture taken, but as we looked at our calendars, we couldn't help being a little discouraged. between her husband having his crazy schedule working the ER and Christian being gone most weekends for hunting season (and we needed his help to carry their couch), we weren't sure if we could make something work.
but at the last minute, we found a Sunday where everyone was free and could fit in a photoshoot!
the day of the shoot, glory of glories it started snowing big, beautiful flakes that decorated the grass and pines until everything looked like a snowglobe world. how perfect, am I right?!
to start off the shoot, Amber and I went and scouted out a good location to set their beautiful couch, and I couldn't help snapping some portraits of my lovely friend...
once the little guys were dressed and ready, we began snapping away. Christian proved invaluable as he is super skilled at making little people (*cough* and even Jesse and Amber) smile. :D
Keaton was a *little* freaked out. :'D
Jesse and Amber & co, thank you for being a huge blessing to so many people. I pray that you are blessed beyond measure in return. <3