I had the chance a couple of weeks ago to spend some extended time back in Peoria (my hometown). It’s always fun to be back for a little while especially when I get to spend a lot of time with my family! During this visit I got to do a family session for my cousin Joe and his family. I adore these guys!!! Seriously! Joe is one of favorite cousins. Somewhere along the way in life he transitioned from just being my cousin to being one of my best friends. We have worked together, volunteered together, were in elementary school together for a while and even took a class in college together. Sometimes I feel like he is more like a brother to me than a cousin. And I could not have been more excited when Joe married Kari, because she is AWESOME!! We connected right away and have become great friends! I love her! I suppose it’s not surprise that their kids are so amazing too!! The boys absolutely crack me up!! And their newest little addition, Elana is so stinkin adorable I can hardly stand it!! I had such a blast hanging out with and photographing them! I just wish I got to see them all more often. Aaand I can pretty much bank on the fact that I will be getting plenty of ”well you could if you’d come back more often!” responses to that, but I’ll say it anyway. Thanks Altorfers! Love you guys!!
Jenn from Jennifer Kathryn Photography joined me on this shoot too. I am so thankful to have had her talent and creative eye along! I included a few of my favorite shots of hers from the session as well!
Here are a few of my favorites from Jenn