I’ve known this family since before they were officially a family. I met Sarah and Kevin at a bridal show in St. Louis in 2007 when they were planning their wedding. Since then I have photographed them a combined eight times. Suffice it to say I like them. A lot.
My trip to St. Louis was largely planned around the date these guys wanted to do portraits, which was on a day that the City Museum was open for a photo day. Since it was Monday, Kevin and Sarah took the day off work, took the kids out of school, and met me in downtown St. Louis for an extended portrait session.
Since Sarah and Kevin recently celebrated their five year wedding anniversary, they wanted to recreate a few of their wedding images as a “Five Years Later” version. (You can see a couple images from their wedding here, but since I spent an epic 13 hours with them on their wedding day, many of the images we recreated were not represented in the original blog post – there were so many photos!)
A few of the places we wanted to visit have changed in the last few years (like that cute ‘Please Don’t Litter’ sign), but I think we still managed to get much of the same feel as some of their wedding photos. Plus three kids, of course. :)
Why not lift both little ones at once? Poor Jonathan’s is bearing the brunt of that idea!Kevin wanted to do a jumping shot, and somehow with a family of five they pulled it off.
I think this photo of the four boys belongs on Sarah’s desk. (But that’s just me.)Lucas has grown so much since I last photographed him as a newborn. Such a sweet little smile on that kiddo!Just because he’s 12 doesn’t mean Jonathan wouldn’t like to be lifted up like a little kid…
…it does mean Kevin might not be able to pull it off though. ’A’ for effort.Off to the City Museum – but first a few portraits outside. The one on the left is a recreation of one of their wedding photos.
Then it was time for the boys (Kevin included) to climb up and slide down everything in sight!After a little time at the museum, Sarah and I decided we needed to get these boys out into a park for some fresh air (and better light!) I love how much fun this family has playing with each other. They make it so easy.Still so happy and in love…This was an idea Sarah saw on Pinterest. I think in theory the boys would be sitting politely and smiling at the camera, but I actually love that they aren’t. To me this image represents this family: Sarah and Kevin happily smiling while their boys dogpile in the background. Love it.To Kevin and Sarah – as always, it was a treat to photograph your family. Thank you for filling your Monday with play and letting me photograph it!