Fairbanks Family Photographer |Alaska | The VonSchimpf Family
The VonSchimpf family have been friends of ours since we were stationed in Italy together seven years ago. We are now blessed to be able to have them close by again. Dan and Ashley have FOUR vivacious boys who are full of life! Ashley is a stay at home mom who works her tail off creating a loving home environment for all the men in her life…and she does it with a smile. Dan is a dental assistant who is stickler for all things teeth…rightly so. The boys are good friends of our own children and have spent many days playing till their hearts content. It’s always a battle at the end of a play date to separate them all, but this is a good thing.
When they asked us to capture their family images for them we were thrilled. Dan had a very specific look in mind. He wanted fall leaves and the ambiance of the soft autumn glow. Fall in the interior of Alaska is very short. We’re talking two weeks short. Timing of our photography sessions is crucial and the VonSchimpfs were very patient and flexible. The result was a beautiful sunset shoot under an Alaskan birch forest.
Posing four boys is never easy. Asking boys to sit still is never easy and for this shoot we embraced that. Together we decided to capture the boys as they are: vivacious, energetic and full of laughter. Baby Luke was the easiest to pose and the happiest. Sean and I look back at this shoot and remember how much fun it was. It wasn’t about getting the perfect posed shot, it was simply about capturing a family as they are…full of life and laughter. These are the images that will always bring back a heart felt emotion and the remembrance of how they once were.