Amanda and Colby have been raising boys that pay attention.
A few months ago, I was watching Carter and Coen for the afternoon and we started talking about love.
“Do you think your mom loves your dad?” I asked.
“Yeah.” said Coen, “You can see it in the corner of her eyes.”
These friends have become a part of my world in big ways the past 10 months. When I wrote a post about the women that I surround myself with, Amanda showed up at my door and walked down the hallway with me, holding my hand. We sat together and felt the weight of her family moving and we laughed and we cried. It had been the elephant in the room for weeks, and when we finally got to talking about the fact that she and her man and her two little men were heading back home to Texas, I started to get excited about this shoot. We ran around in the middle of meticulously packing their apartment and carved out an hour to take some photos at the place where the boys had grown up tall and smart and strong.
This family is a joy and when they rolled out to the Lone Star State, it took us a few weeks to recover. Good thing I got to spend time putting these pictures together and I’m so happy for how they capture the way this family really is. Boys full of silliness. Parents full of love.
A family that lives hard and plays harder.
I just love them.
Even in the corner of my eyes.