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Kansas City Family Photography: The Wilsons May 20, 2009

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I met up with the Wilsons at their home for a fun family session — they were the first family to step up and participate in the awesome opportunity to help HOBY. It was fitting, too, since I first met R.J. when he was running the Kansas seminar and I was a high school volunteer. R.J. was one of the people who shaped my life and Jeff’s life early on… now, we’re doing what R.J. did when we were young. So I was very excited to meet the entire family and capture some great portraits of them in the front yard of their home!

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R.J. and Julie have three gorgeous children… absolutely adorable.

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James, the big brother:

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Jenna, the middle sister:

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And Joy, the baby sister… I’m titling these next several photos “Ode to the Third Child” — as my little brother can attest, there are never quite as many photos of the littlest sibling. So here’s little Joy, looking incredibly adorable:

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And back to the whole family:

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If one photo summed up family life, this one might be it… I love this — the giggling girls, the mischievous older brother jumping into the photo in the background — too funny:

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I love sibling photos… personalities tend to shine through, and it’s so fun to capture that!

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And one more shot of the whole family!

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Wilsons, thanks so much for asking me to take your photos and for supporting HOBY! You have such a sweet family, and it was a joy to capture your kids’ personalities!

For others who are interested in taking part in our portrait special to benefit HOBY, click here for the details!

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5 Responses to “Kansas City Family Photography: The Wilsons”

  1. jenifriend Says:

    such sweet photos!! and a high five to you for donating to such an amazing cause!!

  2. R.J. Says:

    Erica:
    Thank you so much for capturing these photos of my family. It actually brought a little tear to my eye looking at them. It is nice to take a step back from time to time and to realize how good life is, and has been, for us.
    The photographs are awesome and I sincerely appreciate your work. I have a feeling Julie will be choosing all of those posted photos to buy. I loved them all so much and loved helping HOBY in the process. Thank you and good luck to you and Jeff as you put on what I am sure will be another OUTSTANDING seminar that will shape our HS sophomores/juniors for many years to come.

    HOBY hugs,

    R.J.

  3. sheri Says:

    I really love that second to last one… you are right, totally sums up the family dynamic, which is precious. I love the idea of doing the family’s photos right in front of their home, too. well done.

  4. Susan Solo Says:

    You did such a great job of capturing individual personalities and also the family as a unit! These are adorable.

  5. Nanny Sandy Says:

    I just figured out how to view all of the photos (I am not at all good at facebook yet…still have much to learn. I love them all and of course would love to have them printed. Is that possible? Love to all of you, Sandy


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