I got to photograph the Schmitt family at the Red Barn in Ozawkie, which is one of my favorite places to shoot weddings! Kevin is friends with the owner, who was gracious enough to let us shoot his family there.
I first met Kevin when we went to college together. If you had asked me back then, I’m not sure I’d have seen him as a family man. But seeing him with his beautiful wife, Jessica, and his adorable kids, Elizabeth, Jon and baby Madison, it all makes sense. It’s been an honor being able to see them grow together from behind the lens.
The kids are SO full of personality. I first photographed Elizabeth as a baby, but today, she’s much more sassy and totally runs the show. In typical “middle child” fashion, Jon tends to go with the flow of his big sister. Though when a face-plant mid-session made us all laugh, he didn’t mind being the center of attention and that’s when I learned he’s prone to adorable little accidents. Both older siblings totally doted on their new baby sister.
I adore that you can see the love everyone has for baby Madison. I had a hard time picking out my favorites just because they are all so precious and I think I said, “Awwwww!” a million times while going through these.
Kevin and Jessica, It means so much to me that you still ask me to photograph your beautiful, growing family. I absolutely I adore you guys and I can’t wait to capture more amazing moments.