Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Foster Family

I recently had the immense pleasure of photographing some dear friends, John, Shannon and Tanner Foster.  We met the Fosters through church at West End Baptist.  They joined the church at the same time that we did.  They also stood with us at our wedding and we absolutely treasure their friendship.  In the coming weeks, the Fosters will be heading overseas as missionaries.  We will miss them dearly but are blessed to be knit together with them as believers.   Shannon is also expecting their second baby boy in December.  What a time of transition! 

Meet Tanner.  It's hard to believe he will be 2 years old this December when he welcomes his new little brother to the world.  Tanner is all energy and loves to run and explore.  It was fun to watch him enjoy his time outside, completely oblivious to the crazy girl snapping pictures.

Tanner loves Thomas the Train.  It was so cute to hear him say "choo choo" as he played.

Tanner has a unique and precious relationship with both his mommy and daddy. It is so sweet to watch John and Shannon parent.  They both have their own styles but they work together so nicely as they train up their little boy.

I love to see how couples relate to each other, especially when their children are occupied! :)  John and Shannon have not lost the sweet playfulness of a couple in love and it was a pleasure to try to capture some of their sweet moments together. 

A quick family portrait :)  Can't wait to see the newest little peanut come December!

I wanted to capture at least one picture of Shannon's cute baby bump.  She's such a cute pregnant mama!  John couldn't resist getting in on the action and wanted to get a picture of his sympathy bump as well!  Hysterical!

John and Shannon~
Thank you for letting me take up some of the rare "free time" you have to take some family pictures.  I hope you enjoy these images and the memories that they seek to capture.  Todd and I have greatly enjoyed getting to know you and treasure our friendships with you.  Thank you for sharing your lives with us!  We are so excited to see all that God has in store for you and your growing family as you embark on this new part of the journey together.  We love you guys!