Monroe Family Portraits | The Kearneys - DBK Photography

Monroe Family Portraits | The Kearneys

Monroe Family Portraits | The Kearneys

My absolute favorite part of being a photographer is being able to seize moments of both momentous occasions and the everyday and make them into art, into tangible memories. Being a photographer means being an artist and storyteller, and there is nothing I love better than telling stories.

The perk of doing this as a profession is that not only do I have the privilege of capturing moments and telling stories for other families everywhere, but I also end up becoming the go-to person to capture my own family’s moments. How lucky am I?

Kearney familyKearney familyDeclan and Cailin

This beautiful family here is of the Kearney clan, and they’re pretty special. I remember first meeting them all about five years ago, when Ryan first took me to visit Seattle and meet his family here. They’re the kind of people who can make you feel right at home.

It is wonderful having so much family like this nearby. We all looked forward to getting in a session together for weeks, and although when the day finally came we got a little bit wet and the clouds threatened to fully open up on us, I’d say it was worth it. We set up in their amazing backyard, whipped out an umbrella, and started the party ;)

Declan and Cailin throwing leavesPlaying in the leavesKearney familyKearney familySurprise!Kearney family

It had been a very long time since these Kearneys had a family portrait session, so they were understandably nervous about getting in front of the camera. But I’ve gotta say, you wouldn’t know it from the photos! Teresa told me later, after posting one of the sneak peeks as her Facebook profile picture, that all the attention the photo got was overwhelming. My heart swells at all the love that flowed their way because of that one image. Family photos long overdue!

Kearney familyCailin being silly.

I think it’s important to remember: family portraits are not just for you, or just for any of the people in the actual pictures. They are for everyone who loves you and your family, too. They are for down the line, when all the kids are bigger, so you can look back and really see all that is different, and all that is the same.

My absolute favorite part of being a photographer is being able to seize moments of both momentous occasions and the everyday and make them into art, into tangible memories. Being a photographer means being an artist and storyteller, and there is nothing I love better than telling stories.

The perk of doing this as a profession is that not only do I have the privilege of capturing moments and telling stories for other families everywhere, but I also end up becoming the go-to person to capture my own family’s moments. How lucky am I?

Kearney familyKearney familyDeclan and Cailin

This beautiful family here is of the Kearney clan, and they’re pretty special. I remember first meeting them all about five years ago, when Ryan first took me to visit Seattle and meet his family here. They’re the kind of people who can make you feel right at home.

It is wonderful having so much family like this nearby. We all looked forward to getting in a session together for weeks, and although when the day finally came we got a little bit wet and the clouds threatened to fully open up on us, I’d say it was worth it. We set up in their amazing backyard, whipped out an umbrella, and started the party ;)

Declan and Cailin throwing leavesPlaying in the leavesKearney familyKearney familySurprise!Kearney family

It had been a very long time since these Kearneys had a family portrait session, so they were understandably nervous about getting in front of the camera. But I’ve gotta say, you wouldn’t know it from the photos! Teresa told me later, after posting one of the sneak peeks as her Facebook profile picture, that all the attention the photo got was overwhelming. My heart swells at all the love that flowed their way because of that one image. Family photos long overdue!

Kearney familyCailin being silly.

I think it’s important to remember: family portraits are not just for you, or just for any of the people in the actual pictures. They are for everyone who loves you and your family, too. They are for down the line, when all the kids are bigger, so you can look back and really see all that is different, and all that is the same.

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