the hassler family

This is an absolutely adored family. I had the pleasure of working with Zeljka for a number of years and I miss seeing her lovely face every day. She and Chris were some of the first people to entrust me with the important task of documenting their family as it really started changing when Sam was born. So yeah, I love them a lot.17_10_hassler_02When it works, I love starting sessions at home. Kids warm up so well in their own space, and I love a good front porch shot. 😉17_10_hassler_03 17_10_hassler_04 Eli. The most lovable little boy, with a special bond with his mama. A mesmerizing combination of his parents. Also, a total crack up. 🙂17_10_hassler_05 17_10_hassler_06 17_10_hassler_07 This is brotherhood. 🙂 🙂 🙂 17_10_hassler_08 17_10_hassler_09 17_10_hassler_10 17_10_hassler_11 This image on the right. You guys are looking gooooood. Soap box moment: never, ever, ever stop taking photos with your spouse. It’s easily overshadowed by your cute kids, it feels like reenacting your engagement photos a bunch of years later, I get it. But don’t stop! Because you’re different, too, than you were one or two or six years ago, and your love is still super important and worth being photographed. And it’s probably not even so much for you as it is for your kids so they can see their parents’ relationship they grew up watching. Right? Ok, end moment. 😀 17_10_hassler_12Hey, Sam! I am a sucker for this charming kid, and could listen to him talk for hours. He is razor sharp, has a uniquely wonderful sense of humor, and can tell you the most profound, detailed, all-you-ever-wanted-to-know facts about all sorts of things like tornadoes and trains. He’s downright delightful.17_10_hassler_13 17_10_hassler_14 Z & Chris, I know you already know it, but you have something so precious. Thanks for sharing it with me and being up for my shenanigans. 🙂 I truly love photographing your family. 17_10_hassler_15