My husband’s family and this family go back almost 50 years!!
They are loud and fun and always surrounded by a flurry of activity! There is always a smile and a good hearty chuckle involved when spending time with them.
This summer, Gene and Cindy celebrated 50 years of marriage by having a small ceremony at a cute little white church up in Fairplay.
Before the ceremony, I went over to their cabin to do some extended family pictures. Everyone was in town for the ceremony, so it made perfect sense to get some pictures taken. These two are hilarious!
Last time I did their pictures, it was below freezing so I was much happier this time when it was a beautiful, sunny, summer day.
They have also added two more grandkids to the mix since we last did photos!
Let’s break it down by family. First up….the Brandon and Danika Dixon family. I have been taking pictures of them since Danika was pregnant with Talia. I can’t believe how big she is now!!
Aren’t they just the cutest little family??
Their eyes are so beautiful.
This family really should be models. In fact, I think at one point in his younger years Brandon was a model.
Second up…the Nils and Karli family. Nils and my husband have been friends since they were in the womb. They are so special to us and we are incredibly grateful for them.
They got married 10 days after I gave birth to our second son. I remember being flipped on the dance floor at their wedding. Probably not the smartest idea, but it was FUN! It seems as though fun follows these guys wherever they go.
We don’t get to see them as often as we want and many times we only see each other as adults, so I was SHOCKED when I saw how big the boys have gotten.
Pictures like this make my little heart so happy. I bet next time I see these boys….they will have both surpassed Karli.
Last but not least is the Dane and Bazi Erickson family. These guys flew in the night before from Mexico city and were a little jet lagged, but they pulled it together and we got so many great pictures.
Sometimes when the kids are a bit shy, I let them take pictures with my camera. This is one of the best of all time!!! Can you believe this shot one of the kids took??
Dane and Bazi have been traveling the world and working remotely. What a cool experience!!
Which do you like better? Black and white or color? I am a color girl, but sometimes a black and white will sneak in to my favorites.
This little guy was a bit shy…but he warmed up to me sure is photogenic.
These girls haven’t gotten to spend much time together, but they are fast friends and love hanging out! So fun to have cousins that are the same age. Plus, they got to be the flower girls for the renewal ceremony and they loved their cute bouquets.
Their family cabin in Fairplay was the perfect backdrop for these pictures. This is probably my favorite picture from the session. Little cousin looking up to big cousin.
I love doing big family pictures and capturing all of the combinations that makes everyone happy. Thank you Ericksons for being such an amazing family and for the years of love and friendship. We love you guys!