Goodness. I don't even know where to begin with this one. When Laurel asked me to take her family portraits again this year, I was super excited. Her's was one of my favorite sessions from last year, both because I really enjoyed her family and because I loved how they turned out. So, I was thrilled to be able to work with them again. Well, people. Magic happened that overcast afternoon. The Krynocks showed up, perfectly (though effortlessly, I'm sure) styled in coordinating colors. Neutrals with beautiful pops of color. Maggie, Joe, and Lyla greeted me with big smiles and as we hiked up to a spot I'd noticed a few weeks earlier, I hoped the session would live up to my expectations. After I snapped the first couple of frames of Joe, I knew it had the potential to be great. This session sort of felt a little bit like a lifestyle session, but outdoors. I directed them towards cohesive arrangements, but I wouldn't say they were posed most of the time...and my most favorite shots were the in-between-ers. The ones where Maggie's smile lit up the whole frame, Joe gave me a charming sideways glance, or where Lyla toddled towards me. Laurel has always struck me as such a calm and collected person, and Mark was the perfect photoshoot Dad. Happy (or so it appeared the entire shoot) to be there with his family, and ready to just hang out and have a good time. (Sidenote: People, I can't stress enough how important it is to have Dad on board during shoots. It just makes the whole experience much more fun for everyone!) When I got home I literally squealed as the photos were uploading and had to physically restrain myself from posting each image I edited as a "sneak peek". So, in all their glory and far more than I usually post, I give you the Krynocks. A special family for sure...one I'm so sad ot be leaving. Thanks a million guys. I might order a canvas of you all for my someday office!