My husband is from the beautiful town of Cleveland, in northeast Georgia, where he was born and lived until he went away to college. Living in one town for most of your life, with all of your family growing up & living there, is something that I didn’t experience growing up. I wouldn’t trade my childhood for anything, and am thankful for the experiences that I had living in different places throughout my childhood… but I have to admit there is something so special about Joe’s hometown encompassing so many of his childhood memories.
When I met Joe, it was such an incredible blessing to be welcomed into this community and town where everyone knew each other and where the people you went to church with were not just fellow church members, but family. I met this sweet family through Joe’s family’s church. Joe has known Dena, Ryan and their families his entire life. I can remember meeting them for the first time when their twins were just babies… and now they’re 9 years old and have a little brother that was added to the family over 4 years ago. It amazes me how quickly time flies!
Although we aren’t able to get back to Cleveland as often as we’d like, which means I don’t get to do nearly as many sessions around such a beautiful portion of our state as I’d like… I was excited we were able to make this family’s session happen recently. I met up with the 5 of them at their beautiful home on a beautiful afternoon… we had a great time hanging out around their yard and soaking in some of the gorgeous late afternoon sun.
Ryan and Dena, thank you so much for allowing me to photograph your sweet family. You all mean so much to us and it was an honor to capture these moments for you… more to come soon!