As I approached this blog post I figured I’d do it like any other. Just simply pick out my favorites and give a quick highlight of this sweet family’s shoot. Well, as I started to narrow it down, I soon found that I had a problem. They were ALL my favorite!!! Seriously, the Robbin’s family is far too beautiful to be even close to fair to the rest of the world.
If I could pick two words to describe this shoot (which if you know me narrowing it to two words is quite an accomplishment) they would be love and joy. Joy: Their sweet bright eyed beauties were quite possibly the most joyful children I have ever photographed, smiling not just on command but simply because they were happy. Note: A photographer’s dream. Not to mention, in my short time with them they demonstrated the joy a family was designed to convey in the midst of all their interactions. I found myself smiling during the whole thing! Love: First, even in my short time with them, it became evident that Shay and Ashley love each other with admirable reckless abandon. When I started shooting just the two of them (thanks to Shay’s mother for distraction the girls) my first instruction was, “I just want you to be yourself.” Immediately Shay got a sly grin on his face, pulled his bride into his arms and gave her a confident kiss. Of course this was immediately followed by smiles all around as we laughed at his response. It’s that same philosophy of love that undoubtedly filters down to their two precious blonde sweeties. Natural. Genuine. Unashamed. I love that kind of love.
Thanks Shay and Ashley for letting me have a short time with your family where I walked away blessed! It was a privilege!