The Wesson’s celebrated their eldest son’s high school graduation and renewed their wedding vows all on the same weekend! Talk about emotional. Kim and Harry have been together since Kim was 14 and Harry 16! They married in their early twenties but always envisioned renewing their vows after 25 years. What better time to have their family portrait done too.

This is the image they chose to have a large gallery canvas of for their home. The reason they chose this image is the same reason I chose MY family portrait wall art-they aren’t the only focus of the image. The scenery plays just as important a role in this image as they do.

Sometimes when kids hear “family portrait” they think it’s going to be formal and maybe take a long time, maybe be a little boring. Well that’s not how I work! Having the kids relax and be themselves is important. In the following series of images, I asked the younger boy surprise his mom by putting a crab on her (something Kim and I worked out ahead of time so she really wasn’t surprised. In fact it was her idea). This led to REAL expressions, REAL laughter and true family interaction.