The Kessi family is one of my favorites. I’ve been photographing Bob & Carrie and clan since Bob & Carrie’s wedding, and they keep making adorable new family members every time I turn around. Older siblings E & A are so excited about their new little baby, and who wouldn’t be?! Look at that face!
It’s so exciting to photograph a family like the Kessis at home, because watching them grow before my eyes and capturing that evolution through my camera is a true honor. From the two proud parents tying the knot, to welcoming into the world the new little lives of big sister E and big brother A, and all the family portraits in between…now this little bundle of joy, I have been privileged to witness & chronicle the lives of this lovely fivesome for seven years. What a treat!
Bob and Carrie invited me out to their home on Sauvie Island, a beautiful, warm place where we’ve done several family portrait shoots in the past. Capturing the thrilling newness of life is crucial, and doing so at home in the baby’s and family’s true element is an essential way to find a new little life doing what little ones do best: being themselves! I had so much fun with the Kessi family this time around, and I can’t wait to continue watching as this fabulous five grows up together.