This little family is just about as cute as they come. We had the opportunity to shoot a family portrait session for them while we were in Utica for Kristen and Brian’s “rock the dress” session, which was awesome, since we normally don’t have time to breath while in Utica. I’m sure most people know by now that I grew up in Utica, so whenever we go there (for any reason), I have a zillion people I have to see regardless of what we’re actually there for; but, I’m so, so glad we were able to fit this in! You see…that hot young mama in the following pictures, the one who looks way too good to have a child that’s already in fourth grade (fourth grade – OMG, where does the time go), is my beautiful sister. We happened to be in town on her birthday, so these photos of her gorgeous family were our gift to her! Happy Birthday, my darling! :)
Most recent photo as a couple since 2005…yeah, I think it was about time.
LOVE this one!! I think it might be my favorite.
Although, this one’s pretty cool, too. ;)
Yes, they live on a real farm, with real animals, a red barn, and a real tractor. (I’m totally jealous.) We were like, “let’s try for an American Gothic shot…it’ll be AWESOME!!” It’s pretty cool looking, but…
I like the real them better. :)
I guess I never really knew this until they told me (or I just never wanted to think about it before), but even though I buy “free range” eggs from the grocery store, they’re not actually fresh. In most cases, they’re out of the hen for a month or so before they make it to the store. Truly “fresh” eggs, like the ones you see in the following photos, taste AMAZING! Andrea and Pete sell the delicious eggs their hens produce, and they wanted a nice looking label to put on the cartons (which is partly why I photographed these lovely chickens); so, I threw one together for them! It’s at the end of this post. If I lived nearby their farm, I’d be a regular customer! :)
Lana, with an adorable, friendly red hen!
So, here’s the label I came up with! Pretty cute, right? I think it’ll look great on the cartons!
Andrea, Pete, and Lana: We LOVE you guys so much, and we’ll see you again real soon!!! :)