The “B” Family

On my office wall, directly to my right, hangs a vibrantly colored 8×10 plaque.  The words on the plaque read this: 

She decided to start living the life she imagined.

The hanging arrived on my doorstep over a year ago at a time when I was seriously considering leaving the job that I was trained to do, for something that my heart longed to do.  The unexpected gift came from my friend, Kylee.  It was as if she was saying, without saying, do it–I believe in you.

Kylee and her husband Craig are the kind of people I wish for everyone to know.  They have been integral parts of my journey into photography–but more so my journey in life. 

It is difficult to express in this small space what this family means to me.  It’s impossible, really.  Despite the fact that we live in different countries, their impact is huge.  The truth is, I wouldn’t be where or who I am had I never met Kylee. 

Kylee is one of the strongest people I know–and I will venture to say one of the strongest people I will ever know. That strength?  Well, it’s equally matched by her authenticity.  And lets just say, that Kylee met her perfect match in Craig.

I was so honored when they invited me to photograph their entire family when they traveled to the US. The ‘big’ family will come later, but today is for Kylee, Craig and their two incredibly lovely daughters.  And the feathers in these images?  Let’s just say, Kylee, Craig, Lila and Vivi were not alone that day.

Kylee and Craig, thank you.  From the bottom of my heart thank you for being so encouraging, kind, and supportive through the journey of the last through years.

12 comments
  • yiayia - Beautiful Job….Beautiful family….Just plain beautiful!August 15, 2014 – 1:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Picture Perfect! I love reading YOUR BLOG and TWO PRETZEL's!August 15, 2014 – 1:20 pmReplyCancel

  • Iris Took - Yes! I love this so much. Your photos are gorgeous – and of course you have gorgeous subjects.August 15, 2014 – 2:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Wrestling Kitties - Gorgeous photos and a beautiful family, inside and out. LOVE these so much!!!August 15, 2014 – 4:57 pmReplyCancel

  • Ky | TwoPretzels - Oh Summer, I can't get over these photos. They are so incredible.

    You captured my family… Lila… Vivienne… the features… the smiles… the serious faces.

    Oh my friend, we are ****honored*** to be part of your journey. We love you.

    And your words? Oh friend, we don't deserve them. We love you.August 16, 2014 – 3:42 amReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Gorgeous, gorgeous… Both the family and the pictures. Summer, your photography always moves me. Kylee, the warmth, kindness, energy, and strength of your family emanate from those pictures! Love you both.
    Anna DSAugust 16, 2014 – 11:32 amReplyCancel

  • Summer Kellogg - Thank you very much!August 21, 2014 – 4:52 pmReplyCancel

  • Summer Kellogg - Aww. Thanks so much!August 21, 2014 – 4:53 pmReplyCancel

  • Summer Kellogg - Gorgeous subjects indeed! Thank you so much!August 21, 2014 – 4:53 pmReplyCancel

  • Summer Kellogg - Could not agree more, Jenn! Thank you!August 21, 2014 – 4:53 pmReplyCancel

  • Summer Kellogg - Love you, too, Kylee.August 21, 2014 – 4:54 pmReplyCancel

  • Summer Kellogg - Thank you so much, Anna!August 21, 2014 – 4:54 pmReplyCancel

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