The day before Whitney got married Jonathan Canlas came over to the house and took photos of my side of the family as nearly all of us were in town for the wedding. I also had Jon take some just of our little group in non-wedding clothing. I love, although that is a minuscule word for how much I adore these images. They are a treasure.
How I love this man! My best friend, my love, my other half. He shares his food when his order is better than mine. He is patient when I give terrible navigating directions, and he tells me I am more beautiful every day.
The original nine. I might always take an original nine photo each time we have a family shoot. Not because I want to exclude the children that will join our family, but I think it would be fun to document these nine over the years like this.
She might have stolen the show or at best there is a high percentage of photos of little miss Loaf. I'm also so thankful these images were captured before her hair got cut a couple of weeks later while we were in the UK. Thankfully it seems to grow quickly and will be long once again.
I wish I had photos like this with each of my children. Truly one of the best things about being in the pictures. I think Jon captured the love we have for one another. How grateful I am for this single moment.
Tank might be the second most photographed person. He loved being in front of the camera, and his expressions are priceless!
Helping. These are some of the favorite kinds of photos that Jon captures. They melt my heart.
Because my the world would wrong without them. They love and build and bring light. They laugh and tease and support. Daughters. Sisters. Best friends.
These two are best friends.
She had a hard time learning to love Andrew because he brought another huge change in her life. She wasn't sure she would ever see Whitney again, and that was hard for her to understand. They have since become friends, but change will always be something she will have to deal with.
Jon told arranged them and then let their personalities shine.
Extra thankful for this man who loves my daughter and cherishes their union. He is a good person who makes her so happy. Blessed to have this new son.
Love is getting a text from one of the girls with the Loaf quote. "I know that dad already got his birthday present a long time ago....... Us........ Isn't that such a sweet thing to say?!" Or, "I love everyone in the whole wide world, even mom and dad."
They pretend not to like one another. They say they don't like hugs and kisses, but I know they secretly love them.
Loaf wasn't so sure she liked Jon at first, but his assistant Annette (I think that was her name, now I feel bad that it might not be) played with Loaf and helped her feel comfortable, so I'm really glad Jon captured this moment. Thank you, Jon, for capturing my family so beautifully.
I can't wait to show you more, including the wedding photos.