It is not often that I photograph a family with three children under the age of four. But even more rare is witnessing such a family interact with such joy, such patience and kindness, such grace and love. So it is with John Mark and Kristen Niehls, and their three children.
We got together one Saturday morning to capture some family portraits at Daniel Boone Homestead. Right from the start, I was in awe of how John Mark and Kristen interacted with their children, and with each other. There were no feelings of anxiety, no chaos, no stress. Sure, little John Mark got silly and ran away and did typical 3 year old things, and sure little Anna got shy and hid from the camera, but there was just so little stress over it, and mom and dad just enjoyed it all.
I had the most wonderful time during our hour together, watching this family cherish each other, and just enjoy their time together.
Here are a few of my favorites from that day.
Thank you John Mark and Kristen, for such a fun morning. Thank you for sharing your family with me, and thank you for showing me such an awesome example of patience, love and grace. It was absolutely wonderful.