Madison messaged me upon arrival from my Washington State sessions, in July.   Little did we know, our guys both knew each other and failed to ever introduce us.  Apparently, we broke through their plans of keeping us separated and found each other! ;) Just kidding!
A phenomenal photographer herself (click here for her website), Madison explained to me that she is always behind the camera for their family photos.  She said that she would love to give her husband pictures of her and their daughter, for his birthday. 
I woke up the morning of our session, and saw the most amazing thickest fog outside.  I promptly called Madison, changed our itinerary for the day, and caught the epic gray skies. After, we changed from our red mud covered clothes and met to document their precious daughter playing around the home. 
Their family still doesn’t know this, but the moment she sang “How Far I’ll Go” to her daughter on the bed, I lost all control of emotions.  In true Candice fashion...
I cried like a baby, behind my lens. 
This family has given me the most priceless and wonderful gift.  I have watched her play and waddle around the house after her daughter, writhing in pain through the birth of their son (darn epidurals not working, until 45 mins before impact), and now being involved in the daily on-goings of their family unit – one that is so special and unique.  It’s been one of the greatest honors to witness this, all.

 I am continually in awe of the strength of their home, and the love that they shower their children.  There is nothing more amazing to me than watching the love that parents have for each other and their family. 
I am so incredibly lucky to be on this phenomenal journey with Madison and her amazing family – who all have greeted and welcomed me with open arms. 

Today is her husband’s birthday – with a brand new baby son by his side, and a wife that could not love her family more. 

Happy Birthday, McKade!

-- Candice