What a beautiful fall afternoon it was when I met the Garrick family for some outdoor fun. Viki & Dane were some of my very first wedding clients, but Viki & I go back about 20 years or so when she spent some time as one of my youth pastors. I've always, always admired her from the get go. She's patient and funny, compassionate and talented. Plug: Cutn Up in Style ;). She's definitely met her match with Dane and I love watching their playful love unfold in the middle of raising 6 spunky kids, all close in age.
I know it may seem chaotic sometimes, families you know what I'm talking about, "Did she even get any 'good' pictures?!'". This is where me being an introvert pays off. I can step back and allow things to unfold naturally, slipping ideas in here and there, capturing all the beauty I see. Sometimes beauty isn't all smiles and laughter. It's also the quiet times, the times of learning, the bashfulness.
And, boy, is this family beautiful to me.