"3 Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court."
Fall is such a wonderful time for photography--cute clothes, breezy and cool weather, warm colors on the all the foliage that seem to match the sunset, the grass is still green, the holidays are coming, spirits are high, and so much more. But this fall session in particular wasn't so special because of all that, it was special because I got to spend 30 minutes with the Webb family. And, I know, you're wondering, "How is 30 minutes long enough to be special enough to write an entire blog about?" Well first, 30 minutes with children is not a typical 30 minutes. Life with children is fast paced, time races, and emotions change at the drop of a hat. And secondly, the Webb family is special to me because Kevin is the preacher of my church, and I owe so much spiritual growth and maturity to him and his wife, Kayla.
They are not too much older than I am, so watching such a young family lead our church how far they have lead us really is something amazing. During this little session I had a verse from Psalms (that you read earlier) that just stuck out in my head. To watch carefree babies running around in a field, posing for pictures, and enjoying the weather was just richly rewarding and I know God came along with us for me to be able to see that. I will always stop and admire how innocent and precious children are this age. On top of that, it was an honor to capture bonds between a father and a daughter, or a loving mother and her children. It is an endlessly rewarding job because these pictures last forever, and getting to share them with everyone is just so much fun.
Kevin and Kayla are both great role models for patience, kindness, Godliness, friendliness, practicality, and a healthy marriage. In 30 minutes we crossed a busy street with the kids to find a field, posed quickly for all these photographs, watched both the girls play, dance, cry, laugh, argue, and hug, had 3 or 4 meltdowns because taking pictures is hard when you're a little kid, shared good conversation, captured a beautiful afternoon with a precious family, and headed back home. Many thanks to Kevin and Kayla for sharing their family and friendship with me and my family, and I hope you guys enjoy these photos!