Maranda is the oldest daughter in the Bear family and reached out to me a few months ago to book a family session for her mom. Their family hadn’t had any family photos done in 10 years! With Maranda off to continue college in Minneapolis, and Gracie graduating high school, this timing was pretty special. The girl’s Great grandparents Mommy Jo, & Pa, as well as the girl’s grandpa Fatboy joined in the photos as well. I thought Maranda’s grandpa’s nickname was funny! Maranda had mentioned no one had remembered how he got it, but it had stuck. I loved how silly and exuberant the dynamics of this family were. They were genuine, loving, and open. They were raw, and not afraid to be themselves.
My kids are still pretty young. Although, when I am around families like this; I can’t help but hope when my kids are teens or adults, that we will have that openness, friendship, & the ability to knock a few beers back together. Anyway! Enjoy the sneak peek photos. I enjoyed taking them!