This session was a long time in coming. When co-ordinating involves family schedules and weather considerations, and then you throw in a few other monkey wrenches like sickness and long distance drives, it can take a bit to pull off. But we all made it for this family session, even me who struggled to find parking at Seattle Center on a Saturday and was the last to arrive.
I have a special spot in my heart for this family. Kathy is a dear friend of mine. She has walked through some hard seasons with me, and seen my heart clearly. I have appreciated her advice and wisdom and ability to laugh. She is a jewel.
She treasures her beautiful family and wanted photos of all of them together and was the grand organizer of this day.
Here are the grandsons:
Taye and Khalil...truly yummy little guys, and terribly funny according to their mom's Facebook statuses (the apple doesn't fall far from the tree....).
They belong to Chelsea and Idressa.
Then the granddaughters:
Maddie and Kiley, true delights who actually live right across the street from their grandparents. I always love hearing about Christmas holidays and other family times when they are traveling back and forth between houses, sometimes in p.j.'s.
Aren't they beautiful?
They belong to Ryan and Angie.
And Steve and Kathy happily claim that they ALL belong to them.
I love the way that they value family.
We played around a bit.
This cool fountain was over by the Science Museum. There was another little boy there who was determined to be a part of the family and kept grinning out at us from behind the whale.
So glad that we were finally able to pull this off and get together for this session. I know Kathy, who also loves photography, and I definitely agree that it is worth the effort.