so matt and i have been sitting here trying to remember when exactly it was that we first met stephen. i know there was some email correspondence when stephen headed up a photography project for our community but i think we officially met him at a mixer hosted by the legendary, zack arias. sidenote for photogs: you should know this name, zack arias. if you’re at all interested in amazing lighting techniques, look into onelight. if you’re just starting out, look into photo 101. and if you’re into photogs with an inspiring passion for honest expression, you need to shake his hand. sidenote over. so we were at zack’s when we first met stephen. he was on the verge of quitting his day job and diving head first into photography and, of course, we totally wanted that for him. since that first meeting we’ve watched his portfolio explode with awesome projects. he is rocking it. when we first met kristine, we immediately understood why stephen felt the confidence to take a chance on starting his own business. kristine is just so strong! she’s encouraging and optimistic and adventurous- what a great pair they make! oh, and i can’t leave out that they are parents to two of the cutest kids ever, with the most energy i’ve ever seen in my life. seriously guys, you wonder how kristine maintains her hot mom physique? two words: adler & beckett:
this is pretty much the perfect sequence to capture their shoot- adler & beckett LOVE to run and they are so cute doing it! i can already tell i’m going to have a hard time disciplining my kids with a straight face if they are even close to as hilarious as these two!
thankfully, kristine’s sister rylie was there to entertain the boys (black eyed peas dance parties were the entertainment of choice, LOVE) while we grabbed some images of just stephen & kristine. this is a favorite of mine:
kristine brought popsicles for a treat at the end of the shoot and the silence that followed the opening of the pops was complete- adler & beckett are pretty serious when it comes to their treats! :)
a couple more of stephen & kristine before we called it a wrap; we just loved the texture of the corrugated metal:
stephen & kristine, thank you so much for trusting us to capture your family. it was something totally new for us and it gave us a whole new perspective on shooting action! ;) seriously, you guys have an awesome family and we hope you enjoy the images.