hint of summer . . .

must be summer.


time to kick off the shoes.  run barefoot in the lawn.  wrestle in the sand.  play in the water.


must be summer.


get out the barbecue.  pour the lemonade.  time for a bike ride.


A couple of weeks ago, there was one nice day – when the rain wasn’t pouring and the wind wasn’t blowing, and so Kyle and Katie grabbed their kiddos, and we headed to the park!  It was a perfect evening to get some family pictures.  The sun was shining, the river was high, and these boys were ready to run and explore.  These two boys are used to being outdoors.  They are used to having a fishing pole in their hands or having their dog Molly beg them to run and play with her, and so to be able to do pictures outdoors was important to this family.  This is one thing that is also important to me.  I think it is important to have a family picture where you can see everyone’s beautiful face and sparkling eyes, but I also think it is even more important to allow families, and especially kids, to be who they; to be doing what they love!  And these boys . . . well, they loved MOVING!!!  Tackett family, I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of your family pictures.





















who would want to forget what his sweet baby toes looked like covered in sand . . .  . .

  1. April Huss

    June 9th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    These pictures really do a great job of capturing those two spirited boys of yours:)I think the ones in the dirt are my favorite! Looks like a lot of fun too. Thanks for sharing, might have to get some done myself now.

  2. April Huss

    June 9th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Beautiful pictures, especially of those spirited boys of yours:) My favorite have to be the pictures in the dirt though! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Gayle

    June 13th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    It’s going to be hard to choose, Katie and Kyle. They’re all great!

  4. Diane Wright

    June 13th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Great pictures. What an adorable family.

  5. Ellie

    June 13th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Katie, these are great! I love how natural (non-posed) they all look. Love the muddy toes 🙂

  6. Aimee Thompsen

    June 13th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Super cute pictures Tackett family! I love Little G’s toes!

  7. Maria Oliphant

    June 13th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I love my grandbabies. Great pictures!

  8. Tekyn Tackett

    June 13th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Wonderful pictures! What a great way to capture their fun, nature loving spirits!

  9. Mary

    June 13th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Love these pictures!!! One of my favorite families!

  10. Andrea

    June 14th, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I love the images of the boys playing in the dirt, and somehow their shirts managed to stay white!

  11. Krissy Loberg

    June 14th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    What awesome pictures!! It looks like the boys had a good time!

  12. Justine

    June 14th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Such great photos of the Tackett family!

  13. Angelique

    June 17th, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Very cute! I love the muddy pictures. 🙂

  14. John

    June 17th, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Great Pictures! It’s neat seeing everyone, thanks for sharing. Looks like those boys are keeping you busy 🙂

  15. Jill Swank

    June 17th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful family…those boys certainly belong to their daddy. They look just like him and his brothers! 😉

  16. Molly Nelson

    June 17th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    BEAUTIFUL family pictures! They all look very natural but really love the boys in the dirt!

  17. Sarah

    June 17th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Katie and Kyle…your family is so cute and the boys are darling playing in the river!

  18. Kathy Morris

    June 17th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I can’t believe how the boys have grown, you all look great!

  19. Sarah Hartman

    June 17th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Kyle & Katie!!

    Your pictures look fabulous. Your boys are growing up so fast — how special to have this time captured in pictures.

    Nice work, Christina!!


  20. Jean

    June 21st, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Katie these are so cute. I like the way they capture ‘the natural’ of all of you. Cute Cute family. Thanks for sharing.

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