I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the Powers Family. Spence is an associate pastor at Montrose Christian Church, which is where Shane and I attend. Cerise Park in Montrose, Colorado, was the perfect location for their session, as Spece loves the outdoors. They say that behind every strong man is a strong woman, which I agree with to some degree. Renee stands next to Spence as a united front, and I would say that she is definitely strong. Homeschooling five children is not for the weak, yet she does it with such finesse. Renee plays guitar and piano on the worship team at Montrose Christian Church, and one of her favorite pastimes is reading. Come to think of it, Spence plays the bass guitar for the worship band! If their kids got any of their parents genes, they might as well go on tour as the Powers Band!
Natalie is the oldest of the kiddos, and she has the sweetest heart. She is very artistic, and she loves all things colorful. I wouldn’t be surprised if she helped her mom choose the outfits for everyone. Speaking of, didn’t they do a great job coordinating their colors without being too matchy? I may have to use their picture as an example for what to wear for future clients! Maverick loves football and legos. He loves playing with his siblings, and he can get a little goofy too. Something tells me he likes to color outside the lines from time to time. Jovie is the girly-girl of the bunch. She loves dressing up fancy, and I don’t think you can take a bad picture of her! We sometimes chat after church about American Girl dolls and the skirts she wears. She dresses better than I do most days! Bo is the reason we brought the red car to this session. He loves trains and cars, and at our session 2 years ago he was super shy so I thought this car would warm him up to me. I sure was right! He was cruising around like he owned the thing. Gracie loved riding in the car too, and she wasn’t too happy when it was time for the family pictures that DIDN’T include the car! Gracie also loves baby dolls, which is ironic since she’s the youngest of them all. Maybe mom and dad will give her a little brother to hold someday, but until then, she will have to settle for plastic babies.
As mentioned before, I actually photographed the Powers Family about 2 years ago during our fall mini session marathon. Not only has our photography skills grown, but the Powers kids have grown too!! Gracie was in Renee’s belly for that session, and I’m so glad they didn’t wait too long to update their family pictures so that Gracie could be included.
During their Ordering Appointment, I was sure they were going to cry during the slideshow (most families have at least one crier), but this slideshow was met with giggles and bursts of laughter. This family truly loves each other, and I am so happy that I was able to capture some family memories for them to treasure forever. I love the mounted storyboard (collage) they ordered. They were so happy to have something to hang on the wall in their hallway.
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