When this beautiful new family invited me to come to Canyon, Texas to take their very first family portraits... I couldn't have been more thrilled. Will and Shannon live in Galveston, but Will grew up in Canyon, Texas. We did their session in his childhood home and in Palo Duro Canyon where he spent much of his childhood camping and exploring. One of my favorite things about shooting in their Canyon home was the amazing amount of trophies and awards collected over the past 50 years by Will and his parents for their participation in riding and showing horses as well as training dogs. This is a TRUE Texas family... and honestly, anyone who loves horses and pups is GOLDEN in my book.
Shannon and Will recently had their first son, Jim Dean, named after Will's father. I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days with them while in Canyon, and let me just say... Dean has to be the sweetest and happiest one month old baby I've ever met. (And, I've met quite a few...) He had so many smiles to share with me... needless to say, I fell in love.
So, without further adieu... here are my favorite images from my time with Shannon, Will, and Dean.