How Fast Time Flies...

How Fast Time Flies...

In a couple days this beautiful family that I have spent YEARS photographing will drive to their forever home across the country. The Army brought Sandi and I together in Lawton OK in 2008/9 briefly before my family moved to Washington. A couple years later her adorable family followed us here. And here is what commenced.... 

They came here a family of 4 but little did they know that Miss Tessa (who turns 4 TODAY) was already on her way. A few months later we did a family session... 
 

Cuties.

Cuties.

One of my all time favorite images. 

One of my all time favorite images. 

Then a wee bit later Miss Tessa came into the world. Healthy and perfect.

My heart melts...

My heart melts...

3 generations of amazing women are in this photograph.

3 generations of amazing women are in this photograph.

Then a few days later we did a studio session. We had a lot of fun!

Oh that red hair!

Oh that red hair!

So much sweetness.

So much sweetness.

A few months later we did some 3 month pictures!

Two big brothers! Lucky girl. Little did we know then that she is pretty fierce all on her own! ;)

Two big brothers! Lucky girl. Little did we know then that she is pretty fierce all on her own! ;)

We blinked our eyes and suddenly it was time for 6 month pictures!

Is she not the cutest little thing you've ever seen?

Is she not the cutest little thing you've ever seen?

My goodness.

My goodness.

Vintage baby... ;)

Vintage baby... ;)

We did some family shoots and honestly the next year is a bit of a blur but here are some great takes from 2013.

Tessa is ALMOST 1 here... not quite.

Tessa is ALMOST 1 here... not quite.

Tessa is ONE!!! 

1 year smash cake and she really didn't want to smash it. Cutie.

1 year smash cake and she really didn't want to smash it. Cutie.

And then she turned two... TWO? 

Can She GET ANY CUTER?

Can She GET ANY CUTER?

This was her mom's favorite image... I love it too.

This was her mom's favorite image... I love it too.

Ok, just one more...

Ok, just one more...

Ok,  lied...

Ok,  lied...

Time for this year's family photos! Tessa is still two and her brothers are still funny and adorable.

Miss Tessa's "I will rule the world," face is amazing in this photo. Two adoring brothers tend to her with sweet brotherly love and she is contemplating world domination. I like her style.

Miss Tessa's "I will rule the world," face is amazing in this photo. Two adoring brothers tend to her with sweet brotherly love and she is contemplating world domination. I like her style.

Back to school time! 2015!

Boys! Help me, she says! ;)

Boys! Help me, she says! ;)

How in the world is she 3 already???

World domination takes training! Good thing her mommy is a Crossfitter. ;)

World domination takes training! Good thing her mommy is a Crossfitter. ;)

We took some family pictures on Mt. Rainier last weekend, and today we'll be shooting some of her 4 year old pictures plus pictures of the boys, but that will be a new post all in their own along with all the cell phone selfies. I can't do this family justice in one post. Not possible. Wow, am I going to miss them.

Take Better Cell Phone Pictures

Take Better Cell Phone Pictures

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