Friday, September 30, 2011

Tacoma Family Photographer- An Afternoon with the MacKay's

A little over a week ago, I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with our friends, the MacKays over at a lovely little Park in University Place.  We had been talking about doing a photo shoot for quite some time, and the day had finally arrived!  Thankfully, we had perfect weather and a beautiful setting to work with, and both Steve and JoAnn were in fine form!  I don't often get the chance to do photo sessions with just couples, and I had forgotten how nice it is to not have to be worrying about children looking away from the camera, or running off, or having scowls on their faces.  Although, I will say that these two were by no means boring or predictable!  They were so funny and cute together that we were often laughing in between (and during) shots.   Here is a sampling of photos from our afternoon together...

Steve consented to let me take some dancing shots of the two of them, and I am so glad I could!  I can see now why they love square dancing so much- it's fun AND romantic!  ;)

In these two shots, they were telling me the story of this beautiful ring on JoAnn's finger, and how Steve gave it to her.  It was very sweet.  If you know these two, you'll have to ask them sometime!

I just love these shots with the hazy sunlight and the evergreen trees- and of course, you can see the love between Steve and JoAnn- that's such a special thing!  The one below just warms my heart.  :)

When I got in my car after this shoot was done, I was so impressed with the love and joy that Steve and JoAnn have in their marriage, and I was honored that they would let me and my camera in on that!  This was one of those days that I felt so grateful to be a photographer- to get this unique glimpse into people's personal lives, what makes them happy, what makes them laugh, and how they interact with the people they're closest to.  Thank you, Steve and JoAnn, for the chance to capture these memories for you!

~ Kathryn

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