I met with the Callison Family back in October to do fall family photos and had a blast! We met at The Shack Bed and Breakfast which has gorgeous property! It's right on a lake with a nice wooded area on the other end. I've had the pleasure of knowing the Callisons for 6 + years, and Josh and Missy are a duo that Geoff and I look up to so much for not only who they are but who they are as parents. They do an incredible job at raising their kids and their team work is really admirable. The two of them have raised 3 beautiful children, the oldest, Klayre, Khloe and the youngest, Kolton!
Even though Klayre is only in the 8th grade she's destined to work with kids. For as long as I've known her she's unbelievably talented with babies and kids, and they love her! But she also loves to bake, and currently, when older, would love to open a bakery in her name! Khloe, whose embarking on the 5th grade, loves dogs (At least when she was younger she did.. I actually can't confirm whether she still does now that she's a little older, haha), and is very sociable. Khloe on the outside, seems shy. She has this very quiet demeanor about her, but when she warms up to you, which doesn't take long, she could talk your ear off for hours. She's goofy and unique and I know her talkative personality will take her so far in life! Kolton, well, Kolton I haven't cracked yet...He's currently tackling the next big step in his life, kindergarten. He's incredibly shy towards me, but you'll see that the kid is just as sociable as his sisters and the camera loves him and his goofy personality. I don't know how this happened and maybe he knows, but I ended up taking way too many photos of him. Our kinship for both being the 3rd child might have taken over during the shoot.
Josh found some berries when we went into the woods that, according to him, were not poisonous, and offered them to us all. I graciously declined while Missy was behind me trying to urge the kids not to eat them, haha. Josh reminds me a lot of my dad, he's always a huge hit with the kids, super knowledgeable, always has answers, and loves to explore and have fun! Since he's super knowledgeable, those berries were in fact not poisonous. I can now admit that I tried to keep my cool during the rest of the shoot hoping nobody would break out from a reaction. ;)
I can't tell you how many photos I have of the two of these cracking up hysterically together. They truly are a dynamic duo. They have one of the strongest relationships I know and I will beg them to tell me the secrets to their success!
I turned around after photographing Missy and Josh... and this is what I saw. Hahaha these kids are so hilarious.
Khloe rocked these cute rain boots for the session, and although it wasn't the most fitting option for outfit coordination, it perfectly show cases who she is!
Every once in a while, I have a client who goes rogue on me.. and what do I do? Eh, document it.
Thank you, Missy, Josh, Klayre, Khloe, and Kolton! It was a blast hanging out with you and having the honor of documenting you all! You guys are one heck of a family and I'm grateful to have you in my life!