The Lindley Family

The family who drinks together…

I always get a little nervous before meeting a client for the first time. What are they like? Will I meet their expectations? Can I capture them accurately? The Lindley family booked one of my holiday specials and we scheduled right before Christmas 2018–yes, I’m finally blogging about it now in July. The day of their session my nerves were a bit frayed, a combination of exhaustion from my busy fall season and typical holiday craziness. Their session was the last before I started my Christmas break, and my son’s birthday was the following day. As much as I hate to say it, I wasn’t focused and was especially worried I wouldn’t be able to capture them well.

As I walked to greet them at our shoot location I noticed they were all wearing plaid shirts and jeans. It was cute and fun, which ended up matching their personalities perfectly. We had a few minutes to chat before the shoot as we waited for two of the men to arrive from their golf game. They were sweet and incredibly pleasant to chat with, and instantly put me at ease. The men arrived and it wasn’t long before I was placing them together for some family shots. About 10 minutes in, much to my surprise and delight, they started pulling beers out of a cooler. I giggled and my first thought was, these are my people.

The session was fun, lively and an absolute joy. My favorite part was photographing the copious amounts of love and affection between each of the couples. There was love, laughter, dancing, cuddling, kissing and some good-natured family teasing. The Lindley family was my favorite session of the year, and the perfect end to my busy season. I am forever grateful.
The Lindley family during a family photo session at Gate's Pass in Tucson
The Lindley family playfully posing at they sip on beers during their family photo session in Tucson
One of the Lindley family couple's enjoying the warmth of Tucson's December sunset
A couple revels in their longtime love for one another during their sunset photo session with the Lindley family in Tucson
A young couple playfully pose during their sunset family photo session in Tucson with the Lindley family
The Lindley's get cozy and cuddle with the setting sun at their backs
An engaged couple cozy-up surrounded by Tucson winter sunlight during the Lindley family photo session at Gate's Pass
Dad, Mom, Sister & Brother pose together during the Lindley family photo session in Tucson
Dad, Mom, Sister and Brother have fun during their family photo session at Gate's Pass in Tucson with Belle Vie Photography
Mom & Dad show their love for one another in the desert sunlight during the Lindley family photo session
Mom & Dad laugh together as the desert sun sets behind them during the Lindley family photo session in Tucson
Mom & Dad snuggle together happily after many years of marriage, lovingly holding each other during the Lindley family photo session in Tucson
Love and romance have no limit, cuddling and kissing during the Lindley family photo session in Tucson with Belle Vie Photography
A beautiful sunset family portrait with the mountains of Gate's Pass behind them, the Lindley family during their Tucson family photoshoot

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