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My name is Melissa Howell and I specialize in custom portrait design for your home. You can visit my official photography website at http://www.blueprintsphotography.com/ to view more of my work and to contact me to set up a consultation.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Friends in Fall {Franktown Family Photographer}

About eight years ago (give or take) we were eating at Chili's. I think it was my first time ever eating at a Chili's. In a booth across from us sat a young, attractive couple with two children who were about the same ages as our small children. We struck up a conversation. This was very out-of-character for me, because I do not generally initiate conversations with strangers. But for some reason, I felt comfortable talking to this couple, and we became unlikely friends. We had Thanksgiving at their house a few months later. We've gotten together for playdates. I gave a photography presentation at their MOPS group. And finally, last weekend, I got to do their family portraits. Their children have gotten a lot bigger since we first met at Chili's, but they're still just as adorable. I had a wonderful time during the shoot. The fall colors were incredible, and their son even found an indian arrowhead in a streambed! Thanks, guys, for talking to a stranger at Chili's. Can we come over for Thanksgiving again? :)











26 comments:

Kasja said...

Thanks so much Melissa, what a fun day! The pictures are beautiful, can't wait to see the rest!

suprmom23 said...

Love the pics! The kids have grown up so much! I Remember when we were prego together :)

Christine said...

You have such a beautiful family Kasja. Even the kids could be models:)

Renee said...

Great pictures of awesome subjects!

Jaci said...

These are AMAZING pictures. What a fun photoshoot and the scenery is awesome.

liz said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a gorgeous family!

Anonymous said...

We ate a chilis last night and did not meet anyone with this kind of talent! Beautiful photographs! What a lucky family!

Wendy said...

Beautiful pictures! Can't wait to see the rest of them.

Debra Markert said...

These pictures are so beautiful and and natural looking, not posed. One of the best families you will ever meet! <3

Sharon Badian said...

Kasja, these are so gorgeous. Your kids are just getting more and more beautiful.

Tricia Hong said...

These are beautiful pictures of a great family!

Mom said...

Love the picture of you and Kayanna. Love all the photos, too.

Waiting for some for ME!! Love mom

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous background! They did a great job capturing the inner and outer beauty of this lovely family!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! You have a lovely family! Virginia

Sheila said...

What beautiful photos! I love the photo of you and Ramie:)

Dee said...

awsome pictures love tehn all

Shaye said...

What GORGEOUS photos! How in the world did you pick which ones to purchase? They're all so gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous pictures! I especially like the one with the kids in the tree! I've bookmarked this blog for future reference when Justin and I need pics done. Julie

Cari said...

Oh my gosh! I got all choked up when I looked at them -- especially the mom/daughter and father/son ones. Just beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! I love all of the pix, Kasja...and know who to call when we need some family portraits done! Amazing!

Ellen said...

Great pics!

22e80c30-fd6a-11e0-b8a2-000bcdca4d7a said...

Great pictures of the whole family!!! You can totally feel the love!

Mom & Dad O said...

We love all the pictures and what a wonderful family portraits. love Mom & Dad O

Nancy said...

I'm with Cari. I think I need to get a tissue. Your family always looks so beautiful in pictures, but these are unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

Kasja,

Absolutely beautiful family! Thank you so much for sharing. Everyone looks so handsome and pretty! Dora and Morgan

Anonymous said...

Great, pictures! Love the colors, the kids are so big!
Lost of love from Costa Rica