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Sarah admitted that they hadn’t taken any family photos before.  With Elise and Andrew fast approaching four and one, and no family photos of everyone together.  What?!!  It had to be remedied!  I am a firm believer in photographing families together as children grow – the photos that include their parents are the ones they’ll cherish most as the age.

Believe me.  I speak from experience.

But what a family!  The Shanks were a blast to spend the morning with, were laid back and so playful.  Elise is a firecracker and did not run out of energy – she was go, go, go the entire time but I have faith that she had fun.  And Andrew?  Well, at nine months he’s a bit more quiet than his counterpart, but had to keep his eyes on big sister at all times.  He watched Elise pick flowers, run through the grass… constant eye contact.  Sarah had told me that her children were quite fascinated with each other right now and it was evident as could be.

All I can really say is Sarah and Bobby are doing something right, something perfect, because these kids are happy, kindred and so in love with mom and dad.  Keep at it, you guys.

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Cool and calm Andrew.  And always turning to find his sister.  I love it.

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Love this one – Elise’s smile is perfect!

And here the firecracker is in action!!  That smile is genuine and that hair is wild and I love it through and through!

The Shank Family | Louisville Family Photographer

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Since Sarah and Bobby haven’t had any photos taken of themselves since their wedding day, Elise and I decided it was best we take some that morning.  She is a bright one, that little girl.

I’ll keep her…

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A beautiful family, for sure.  Thank you, Sarah and Bobby, for letting me spend time with your kids.  Our walk together was great and I think I have a new little friend for life.  And with that, I’ll end with this fantastic picture of Elise on the swing. :) xoxo

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