We first talked about these two last summer when we did their engagement session in Hastings with what we’d affectionately call the little blue truck – a cute light blue Ford one! When they had originally reached out, they were only looking for engagement photos, but when we found out their wedding day was going to be at the beautiful Breezy Point Resort & Golf Course, we excitedly said we’d love to travel for their day. Flash forward more than a year later, and we made it! These two overcame so many obstacles along the way, so many ups and downs, and yet they pushed forward, excited to step into the stage of man and wife.
What is it about kids that keep growing each year?! Ha! I know, but all jokes aside. Wow, time flies by. We first had the privilege of photographing the Ogren family back when no-longer-so-little Jeremiah here was a newborn. Yup, picture a newborn baby in not the greatest lighting and with a person who was just entering into the photography world. Oh my have we learned so much since that day, but the trust and privilege that Bethany and Jeff gave me all those years ago and continue to give me in documenting their family portraits means more than I can say.
Can I say there’s just something added cool about showing up to a senior photo shoot of someone that you personally know? Like maybe you aren’t super close, but you’ve seen the person and had conversations with them multiple times and, so, when you arrive at their senior portrait session, it just feels a little bit familiar and yet different. Different? In a bad way? Not at all. More like when you watch a butterfly emerge from a cocoon. You blink twice and realize rather suddenly that he or she is no longer that “young kid” anymore, but someone emerging and on the brink of adulthood.
Okay you know the old saying, “first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the baby carriage”? Yes, classic elementary school stuff, but the thing is it sticks to the brain. Well, at least mine anyways. Any-who! The point is, when it comes to photography world, it can often be first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the baby carriage… or in the case of Jenna and Kyle, first comes maternity portraits, then comes family portraits, and, hopefully down the line, more fun family portraits, because, I (Lindsay) can’t get enough of these two!
Meet Taylor and Dale, Park High School seniors and, you guessed it, another set of awesome twins! How fun to have two sets of twins for Cottage Grove senior photos in one summer! (Missed Callie and Caleb? See them here.) Taylor and Dale are also two other amazing students who attend our church and are active in my hubby’s youth group. It is crazy how fast time flies when you are having fun, and knowing these two has been just that – lots of fun and such an honor to walk alongside them in their high school years.
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