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Taylor Family! Indianapolis, Indiana Family Portrait Session

October 4, 2016

“As soon as we saw you we knew an adventure was going to happen.” – Winnie the Pooh
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Taylor Family!

So there are certain things as an artist/portrait photographer that are just certain truths.  Like, no matter how good you are, you can always find someone better than you.  And along with those truths, sometimes it’s easy to forget the journey you’ve been on and how far you’ve come, because it’s so easy to compare yourself to all these amazing other artists out there!

All that to say, photographing the Taylor family since 2010 has been AMAZING, and it’s so good for me, every year, to sort of reflect on where I’ve come from, and how I’ve grown.  When I link up to all their past blog entries I get to SEE exactly the same people through my lens then and through my lens now.

And it’s pretty awesome.

It’s also pretty awesome to hear how each photo holds a place in their heart, even though my style has changed and I’ve grown as an artist and photographer so much in the past 6 years, the meaning in those photos, and capturing those moments holds a lot of significance for my friends.

So… the Taylor Family!  If you are a long term blog follower, you know they have been on a crazy journey the last seven + years.  First they adopted Mia from Ethiopia, and then they got pregnant with twin boys, and finally they have added Eve to their tribe, also adopted from Ethiopia!  Which means they have three 3 year olds and one 2nd grader total!

As if that wasn’t enough adventure and crazyness for one lifetime, Sarah has also been fighting breast cancer for the last year…. and winning: 8 rounds of chemo, 2 surgeries, and 25 radiation treatments.

I know it’s really cliche to say, but I feel really blessed to know these folks, and to be able to have them in front of my camera once a year and create beautiful memories of their family, at whatever stage that looks like.

Travis and Sarah, you two are rockstar parents, and just so amazing and kind and wonderful human beings.  So glad to call you friends!

Cheers to you and all the hard things you’ve done so far in 2016!

~Maike

ps: Speaking of that whole learning and growing, HERE’s the first session we did, HERE’s the second session we did, HERE’s the third session we did, HERE’s the fourth session we did, HERE’s the fifth session we did, and HERE’s the sixth session we did.  Whew!  So many beautiful memories!

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 4, 2016 10:33 am

    Soooooo many adorable images!!! Beautiful family!!!!

  2. October 4, 2016 7:03 pm

    what a completely gorgeous family!!! LOVE! those kiddos are seriously the most adorable! love every single thing about this session

  3. jenny g permalink
    October 4, 2016 9:04 pm

    WHAT an adorrrrable family!!!!! The colors, and the fact that you were able to accomplish so much favorite with so many little people?! MAD props here, and you just #nailedit XOXO

  4. October 8, 2016 7:43 pm

    This is by far my favorite session you’ve ever done! You nailed it on the processing too! What an adorable family. They look so happy and fun to be around!

  5. October 9, 2016 11:40 pm

    Ohmygoodness!! These could be in a catalog. For real!! Perfect session of a gorgeous family!!

  6. October 10, 2016 3:55 pm

    Cutest family ever!!! Obsessed with every image! Fantastic work!

  7. October 10, 2016 8:52 pm

    Oh my goodness I love this family ! God Bless them, and God Bless this fantastic momma on her full recovery ! So much love and happiness in this family xoxo

  8. Natalie permalink
    October 11, 2016 8:45 am

    OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!! How do you not fall in love with this family?! The hands shot and the band aid!! Its so perfect!!! Walking across the street Abbey Road style?!! YES PLEASE!! My favorite session of yours to date, Maike!

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