Somehow I got lucky enough to photograph two of the most talented photographers I know. Jean and Travis Smith and their boys are truly awesome. If you know Jean and Travis, you know that they are not only talented, but really down to earth and FUN.  Last year, Jean photographed me and my family.  We decided to swap sessions, but her kiddos were sick last year while we were visiting MI, so, we rescheduled for this year. Before we scheduled, Jean had a definite vision in mind. She wanted hills, grass, and beach with warm lighting. But most of all, she wanted her family together, loving and having fun. I hope I delivered. :)

Jean and Travis, I hope you enjoy these images half as much as I do. I genuinely enjoyed photographing your beautiful family and I smile every time I look at these images!

Jean and Travis have FOUR boys. And each and everyone of them is C U T E.


This is their baby. And his monkey. I just want to SQUEEZE his little cheeks!

He really loves his monkey, but I think he loves his Daddy more.

Of course he loves his Mommy, too. :)

But this little guy is a Mama’s boy. If you have a son, you know what I mean. There’s nothing better!

Jean is lucky enough to have cuddles from four boys. Sigh.

And from her husband, too. How lucky is she?  Aren’t they gorgeous? I told Jean when I sent her the proofs that it’s not fair how pretty she is…

Of course Travis is handsome, which explains the cuteness of their kids.

I absolutely adore this image…

Sometimes life can be hectic with four boys…

But Jean and Travis handle it gracefully. I was amazed at just how calm and easy going they both were! I need some lessons in patience I guess.

See how much fun we had?

I’m not sure where her boys get it from…

Certainly not their Mom…naaaahhh.

Disclaimer: no babies were injured during this shoot.

This is one of my all time favorite shots. Ever.

Jean and Travis, thank you for sharing your lovely family with me!  You guys are the best.


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11 Responses to “fun”

  1. Patience says:

    LOVE! Wonderful work and gorgeous family!

  2. Holly says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

  3. brooke says:

    AH!!! These are beautiful Shannon, just perfect and Jean, oh Jean.. you lovely lady!! You and your family are gorgeous. Amazing work as always Shannon!!

  4. Jen says:

    I ADORE THESE!!! Oh my goodness Shannon, you did such an amazing job. I’m sure Jean and Travis are thrilled with these moments you froze for them!

  5. Such lovely photography!!! I LOVE all your color and the fresh, crisp feeling of the images.

  6. Shannon says:

    Oh my goodness, thanks so much everyone. They are an amazing family so this was easy! :)

  7. Jean Smith says:

    Just stopping by AGAIN to look at your lovely images of my luscious family :)

  8. Jackie says:

    Ohhhh, these are wonderful!

  9. I enjoyed looking through e.v.e.r.y. s.i.n.g.l.e. s.h.o.t.!! Beautiful!!

  10. Shannon says:

    Thanks so much Courtney! They are such a fun and beautiful family, so this is easily one of my most favorite sessions ever!!

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