{FUN Family!} Steve, Jane & Kiddos ~ Montgomery, Alabama Children & Family Photographer

I’ve known Steve, Jane, and their kids for a few years, now, and they never cease to bring a smile to my face.  Steve has a great, dry humor…Jane is always so sweet and bubbly….and each of their kids has been blessed with some seriously awesome personality.  I’m pretty sure some of that comes through in these photos – but they’re a happy little family that I always enjoy being around.  I’ve photographed the kids before, and was SO happy to finally get the entire family in front of the camera!

They’re beautiful…on the outside as well as the inside.

I know…if you read this blog fairly regularly, you know that it’s a common thing for me to say that each couple I photograph has such a special relationship.  It may sound like a cliche, but it’s true!  And I’ll admit…one of the most fun things about being a photographer is that I get to see some of that “specialness” come through.

And guess what?  I learned that TODAY is Jane and Steve’s 18th wedding anniversary!  Eighteen years!  Congratulations, guys!

And I think that they’d be the first to tell you that making it that long – and remaining happy – takes plenty of work.  But is totally worth it!

And they have these 3 great kids – Banks,

Mary Vander,

And Norton.

Just FYI – no eyes were enhanced during the making of this blog post.

But see?  The kids come by them with absolute honesty!

Their dog, Max, joined us for a few moments, and I’m pretty sure he enjoyed the extra attention – maybe even the camera – a little bit!

We were almost done with the photo session – when Norton decided to climb up on this tall pillar (that I’d JUST risked breaking my neck by climbing up & down) and turn it up a notch!

He’s got some moves, I tell ya!  We were all in stitches by the end of his performance – gotta love a kiddo who isn’t afraid to just let loose and be himself!

Thanks – Jane, Steve, Banks, MV, & Norton (and Max!) for taking time out of your schedule to hang out with me for a bit. I had SUCH a fun time, and I hope you did, too!

Celeste Berry Peters - Just LOVE every single one of these! Of course, you had wonderful subjects, but you really have a gift.June 19, 2012 – 9:51 am

April B - Love them all!June 19, 2012 – 10:01 am

Becky Black Norton - Melissa, so impressed with your pictures. They are beautiful. Can’t decide which I like the best. Their personality shines through.
June 19, 2012 – 12:08 pm

Melissa Cunningham Bridges - Thanks so much! I agree – they are a beautiful family!June 19, 2012 – 12:45 pm

Melissa Cunningham Bridges - Thanks, Celeste!
June 19, 2012 – 12:46 pm

Mary Miller - Beautiful family!!!!!!June 19, 2012 – 1:12 pm

Jane Norton Sewell - We have worked hard to get to our “happy” place and you have truly captured us at this chapter of our lives. You will never know how much these mean to us! It was the perfect anniversary gift! I can’t say I love these enough!=D Thank You Melissa!June 19, 2012 – 1:17 pm

Leah Hayes Hunt - Jane, these are beautiful!June 19, 2012 – 3:22 pm

Becky Black Norton - Thanks Mary, so proud of them.
June 19, 2012 – 3:31 pm

Alice Russell Farricker - GREAT pictures that truly show their personalities, especially Norton! And leave it to Norton to have dirty clothes by the end of the shoot! This is an AMAZING family. I love you guys!June 19, 2012 – 3:50 pm

Jane Norton Sewell - Thank You Leah!!
June 19, 2012 – 4:43 pm

Rachel Fisher - your family is SO beautiful!!June 19, 2012 – 4:44 pm

Jane Norton Sewell - She does Celeste!!
June 19, 2012 – 4:44 pm

Jane Norton Sewell - Awww… thank you Alice! We love you too!!June 19, 2012 – 4:49 pm

Amy Fussell Hollowell - It seems so easy with faces like those!June 20, 2012 – 2:20 pm

Kevin R. Sater - Jane, this is Cara Sater I’m not on FB anymorebut I love your pic!June 23, 2012 – 10:18 pm

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