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fall family session in athens, tennessee!

Woa! I just logged in to my blog and realized that the last time I posted was on Alana’s first day of school back in August! To say that I’ve been busy and neglecting my blog is an understatement.

Each year seems to be busier than the year before…is this anyone else’s experience? Running a business, having two kids, a school calendar, cleaning, cooking, errands, oh my! I try to be very deliberate about what I spend my time doing and how much I commit to, but life still seems a little more frantic than ever before. Granted, fall is a very busy time for us business wise, and there seems to be a lot more on the personal calendar during this time of year too. Maybe I’ll feel peace and calm in January. πŸ™‚

But that was a rabbit trail! I am here to post some of our favorite photos of our fall family session by our good friend and fellow photographer Ben Finch! We are so blessed to know this precious family, and so fortunate to have had Ben document our family this year! He is a wonderfully talented photographer and incredibly awesome person! For our session this year, we drove to Ben’s hometown of Athens, Tennessee, which is about 45 minutes north of Chattanooga. And oh, it’s worth the drive for the wide open spaces and gorgeous country scenery. Our session began in a wheat field and concluded in a soybean field, and it was definitely our first time to be photographed in the latter!

The girls have changed so much since our 2012 session by our friend Philip Slowiak and even more so since our 2011 session by our friend Meghan Campbell (when Sierra was just a baby)!Β It means so much to me to have these rapidly changing girls documented each year, and we couldn’t be happier with the photos that Ben captured for us this fall!

I hesitate to post these photos before the Christmas cards have been designed and mailed, but hey, waiting to post them until after Christmas would be no fun at all! Plus, only a few of them will be able to appear on the Christmas cards and we love too many of them! Would be kinda fun to hear which ones my blog reader friends think should make it onto our Christmas cards this year!

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  • Paula Smith - November 18, 2013 - 5:51 pm

    Tried to figure out which one(s) I liked best. Too difficult!! Looks like a good time was had by all.

  • Mom - November 18, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    Oh man. There are too many good ones to decide which ones I like best! Great session! I want them ALL! πŸ™‚

  • Lacey Ames - November 19, 2013 - 10:31 am

    The last one. DEF the last one! Love all the faces!

  • Aunt Lynn - November 19, 2013 - 9:58 pm

    Heather and Rich, I think your girls are absolutely beautiful, and it’s been too long since I’ve seen their faces. You’ll have a hard time picking, ’cause all the pictures are so good, but I love the one of the girls laying in the wheat field with their arms around each other.

  • Doug - November 21, 2013 - 2:38 am

    Looks fun and beautiful… peace to all of you πŸ™‚

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