I've known Dan for maybe 6 months now. He's a worship pastor and a heck of a vocalist. As with most people I know, I met him at a coffee shop. I think he was reading something interesting and I commented on it, and we started chatting. He asked me to capture some shots of his family, and they are all so beautiful. The kids were so well behaved, and incredibly photogenic.
Even the dog was pretty, but she was rather uncooperative.
We were shooting near the river under a bridge. A train passed twice during the session, and both kids were mystified, terrified, or a combination of both. There wasn't anything I could do to get their attention, especially the little one, but I guess that's how I was as a little child.
They seemed to get along pretty well, and once they started throwing rocks, it was difficult to get them to stop, but it made for some cute pics. They didn't whine or sniffle like most kids, so thanks you guys.
More than just a family session, the baby is coming very soon, so we needed to get a few of those shots...and Dan's baby, too.
I asked dan if they had a name + gender. He said, "We always get this question, and I find it funny. Like, 'are you going to find out if it's a boy or a girl?' and I'm like, 'Yeah, eventually we will.'
I asked dan, "How can I beard like you?", and he said, "I think it's genetics, bro." I'll be forever jealous of such manliness. He looks somewhat like Will Forte from 'Last Man on Earth'.
What a gorgeous family. I'm glad we're friends so we can hang out again. Hopefully once the baby is born.