Meet the beautiful Kohnen Family!

July 04, 2013  •  1 Comment

My favorite part about my job, and I say this a lot, but it gets more true every day... is capturing the beauty and uniqueness of each individual that comes to see me. I get to show you how I see you, with a lens of beauty and diversity. My very favorite thing, is doing it for people who I know and Love. 

Most of you know my history, how I get the privilege of choosing my own friends to call family. People like Sam and her husband Chris, along with their kids Joe and Hailey are why we are so lucky. If you asked me what quality I value in a friend, the number one thing I would tell you is authenticity. The ability to be real, be you! Sam and Chris have this down, and that is why they are two of my favorite people. 

When we decided we were going to move to CO from TN, we knew we had to go through KS where they live and see them! Leah and I have known Sam for quite a while, but it was our first time seeing her in at least 15 years, and the first time meeting her family in person. We felt right at home with them to the point she told me I left my son back in KS when we took back off for CO. I love her son Joe, I'd take that kid any day! 

In any case we finally got to spend the day with them on Tuesday. We had lunch with Sam and the kids, and then they drove us around to find a spot for the photo shoot, it was the best time driving around being silly, listening to Pop and then Country as Sam and Joe competed over the radio. I bet you think it was Joe that wanted the Pop music, nope... Mom is a rock star and likes her Pop Music. 

The day flew by, before we knew it Chris was home from work, and it was time for dinner. Now listen to this one folks. Sam is Vegan, but her family is not. Sam made us the best roast, with roasted veggies, EVER! That meat was so damn good, and she didn't even taste it! Even funnier than that, is Chris and Joe are hunters, they have deer heads in the basement and everything! Love is love, and opposites attract, either way they make an awesome couple

After dinner the sunset was fast approaching! Boy are those KS sunsets amazing and inspiring!!! We got a bunch of pics in before and then the sunset came and went and I had more ideas after the shoot than even before we started!

I adore all the pics from this shoot, but the sunset ones, and the ones at the very end of Chris and Sam with the brown weeds... my favorite! I may or may not have orchestrated the entire setting for this shoot near some of those weeds because of an obsession I have with them... either way, it totally paid off. 

Sam, Chris, Joe, and Hailey, we send our love to all of you, and thank you for letting us capture you for a few moments in time! We'll never forget our time together and can't wait for the next time! 

Enjoy your pictures! 


 

 

 


Comments

Sam Kohnen(non-registered)
I could not not have described this day better!!!!!!!!!!!! You did an amazing job, captured real expressions, and genuine smiles! Your work is FANTASTIC Alex Embry!!!!!!!!!!

So many great pictures, so many great memories..............and they were all "frozen" in time, with you... behind your camera!

We all Love and appreciate you and Leah & the time you spent with us!!!! I am forever grateful to have both of you in my life, my friends, my sister's, my past, my present & my future! This day could'nt have been more PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!
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