Family reunions and casual gatherings are usually the highlight of the summer packed with activities. I recall countless summers on the farm with tiring hours spent helping with harvest. Actually when I was too young to ride on the tractor or hang out our truck, affectionately called "big blue", all the way to the mill, I entertained myself at the house in grandma's garden, patiently waiting until she was ready to drive to her sewing shop in the big city of Stillwater. The colors of the garden were magical and hearing her explain each flower and the importance of their colors will never be forgotten. Oh the smiling faces and laughter of long hot summer days. Aunt's, uncles, cousins, and hired hands from OSU would bounce in and out as long as the sun was up. I learned a lot as those days flew by. I especially recall, in the cool of the evening, various local farmers hung out at Grandpa's tool shed talking crops, equipment, and livestock. Oh how I wish there were more pictures taken from those summer days. So many memories and faces, that I will admit, are fading over the years. I regret that the last several years of my Grandparents were alive, I was on the other side of the world, rarely prioritizing a visit home. My lack of having those family portraits on my own walls, is the passion and fuel for our little studio. I simply can't go back in time to capture those moments. But I can help other families, like yours, take a pause long enough in your busy summer, to capture the family pictures that will be appreciated, for generations.
If your summer has the extended family coming in to visit, take advantage of the opportunity to capture precious family photos. I mean, how often will you have three and four generations together? Make sure you call our portrait studio as soon as everyone's travel plans are scheduled. We work with you to design a family photo shoot that captures what matters most to your family. Our portrait studio is conveniently located just moments from Stillwater, if you are in search of a studio portrait setting. If your family has a favorite summer hangout, we can easily design your family photo shoot around that location as well, to help these family pictures become even more valuable, and help in recalling special family memories from the landscape.
Even if this year is just you and the kids hanging out at the house, there may come a day where you realize that they are simply growing up entirely too quickly. We can easily design a session with your kids, so you have your family pictures before another year flies by. Lets work to design a session to capture their likes, their interactions, and favorite hobbies at this point of their young lives. This summer is only going to happen once, so lets work together to stop time for a matter of minutes, and capture the memories for you for ever.