Calm in the Storm . . .

It has been raining a lot here lately.

I know that it rains a lot in other places – I mean, more than it is raining here, but I don’t live in other places.

I live here, and somewhere inside of me there is a seasonal clock that tells me summer is right around the corner  . . . just right there. 

Unfortunately, I sometimes get lost in the rain.  It is dark and cold and wet. 

I think its because the winters here seem to be so long – so cold, that I get anxious to be outside.  My kids get anxious to be outside.  I get anxious for my kids to be outside.

I think its because I have found something that I really love.  I love to be outside – outside with people – outside with people, talking and taking their pictures.  I love to be outside – with people – watching the story of their lives unfold right before me.  I think when its wet and cold and dark I miss my job . . .

This week we had one perfectly beautiful evening. 

This week we had one perfectly beautiful evening with perfectly beautiful light.

This week we had one perfectly beautiful evening, with perfectly beautiful light, and I got to spend it with a perfectly beautiful family. 

Meet the Tiffie Family.  Meet this sweet couple whom have been married for 18 years.  Meet their sweet girls whom adore their parents, and whom I instantly fell in love with too.  These girls were not timid.  They were not afraid.  These girls were bright!  They were smart!  They were super fun to be with, and on this beautiful night, I had the sincere pleasure of watching their family really love one another. 

Sometimes I meet families who really understand what it is I want to do with photography.  They understand that the “perfect family portrait,” is not necessarily the one where all eyes are forward and all smiles in their perfect place.  There are some families that I meet who understand that I belive every family is unique – each person different and beautiful.  There are some families that I meet that let me share who they are through laughter and light, through serious eyes and thoughtful moments; through the things that they love.  This family loves to be outside.  This family loves to be together.  This family is comfortable, warm, and inviting.  They are on an adventure TOGETHER, and I just got to be a fly on the wall for a couple of hours . . . it was the calm in the storm.  It was beautiful.  Meet the Tiffie Family. 

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  1. Melissa says:

    These are amazing. They brought tears to our eyes. It shows us that we truly are abeautiful family. We can not wait to see the rest.

  2. Rosemary Laukka says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful these are my beautiful granddaughters.

  3. PAULA WHALEN says:

    What beautiful pictures of a beautiful family. I absolutely love the way Sky is looking at Cliff and Melissa as they are kissing. The girls are so easy to be around so I am sure the photographer had a good time with them. Fabulous scenery!!!!!

  4. Andrea Chancler says:

    These pictures are truly beautiful. The photographer did a wonderful job. You can see the girls’ eyes smiling and faces beaming with love. Looks like ya’ll really enjoyed the day.

  5. Billy Chancler says:

    You sure do have a good looking family. I really like the pictures.

  6. Melissa says:

    These are amazing. They brought tears to our eyes. It shows us that we truly are a beautiful family. We can not wait to see the rest.

  7. Andrea Chancler says:

    These are truly beautiful. The photographer did a fantastic job. You can see the girls’ eyes smiling and their faces beaming with love. Looks like ya’ll really enjoyed the day.

  8. CrystalL says:

    Beautiful family, I’m sure they will treasure these images forever.

  9. Kristy Heppler says:

    I just met the girls but they are so cute and easy to be around! These pictures are so bueatiful, the background is so pretty. I love how the girls look when they are peeking out the window! I’ve only met Melissa but the man named Clif(sorry if it’s not spelled right)seems realy nice I would love to meet him. Great pictures I love them!!!!!!!!!!

  10. rachael says:

    great job, cute kids!

  11. Christina says:

    These photos are beautiful! Love them and love yall!

  12. Colin says:

    Awesome pictures! The children are beautiful.

  13. Shanna says:

    Beautiful family.

  14. joe Esposito says:

    The pics Are great. Even cliff looks good.

  15. Ann Thomas says:

    So beautiful.

  16. MikeThomas says:

    Beautiful family, beautiful pictures

  17. Brian Clark says:

    Great pics.

  18. Rachel says:

    What a beautiful Family! I love the picture of the girls at the window.

  19. Ann Thomas says:

    This is a beautiful family, not only on the outside but the inside too. Photos are great

  20. Mike Thomas says:

    Cliff for a buckskinner you are a great looking dad. Melissa, you too are as pretty as your daughters. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, these pictures say it all

  21. Ann Thomas says:

    These are some beautiful photos. The family is just as beautiful

  22. Melanie Craig says:

    I really enjoyed the pictures- you certainly know your stuff!!!

  23. Richard Craig says:

    The best pictures I believe I have ever seen.

  24. Linda Lawyer says:

    Very nice and expressive. Loved seeing these beautiful children and this neat couple we have made some nice memories with in the past.

  25. Patsy Brumfield says:

    Absolutley awesome!! Beautiful pictures!!

  26. Peggy Jones says:

    The pictures are amazing. Truly captures the love that this family has for one another. Great job!!!

  27. Bridget says:

    Beautiful images!.. What sweet girls, great captures 🙂

  28. Angela says:

    Such a great location! Great images

  29. Jeannie says:

    These pics are amazing! They are just breath taking! Actually, they remind me of something in a magazine. Kuddos to you!

  30. Zenia says:

    Oh wow! I love the photo of the kids looking out the window!

  31. Kim says:

    Awesome photography! I am looking forward to meeting my new cousins…. Love to all of you!

  32. Aww these are just too sweet!! Beautiful family!

  33. Kathy Kilminster says:

    I love that these pictures are not the “conventional, posed” type. They show the personalities of this darling family and the loved that is in abundance! Beautiful, wonderful!

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