Nauvoo summers are filled with family get-togethers, some large groups, some small groups but they all seem to have one thing in common……lots of love and laughter. As you can tell by the sweetness in the first image below, Al and Judie’s family was filled with love.

Laughter? Yep. There were plenty of jokes and some silliness during the session…..and we enjoyed every minute of our time with the crew. Check out the fabulous shots below……

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To Al and Judie,

We love it when missionaries we have come to know and love return with their families. Getting to meet your kids and grandkids was a treat. They are as awesome as you two are! Glad you have a place in Nauvoo…..and a place in our hearts too.

Hugs!

Tom and Jeanette

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This family has an amazing story because of two people with big hearts full of love. If you know Lynda and John, you know what we mean. They are amazing people raising amazing kids….eleven of them.

Their portrait session was super fun…..filled with shenanigans by the boys (check out the girls’ portrait by the well….2nd shot!), silliness by the girls, and laughter by all. We were just privileged to photograph a few hours of their reunion in Nauvoo.

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To Lynda and John,

It was a privilege to photograph your family and hear your story. You are an inspiration to us. Thanks for the sweet memories and for letting us be part of your time together in Nauvoo. Wishing all the best for your fabulous family!

Best Regards,

Tom and Jeanette

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Predicting Nauvoo’s early spring weather is nearly impossible…..unless there is a temple wedding, then prayers seem to get answered. We watched the reports for weeks before Tere and Jason’s wedding, seeing rain, wind, and cold temperatures were in the forecast but hoping for the best. We got the best!

Morning rain cleared and left everything fresh and clean for an afternoon of outdoor wedding photography. Skies were just overcast enough to create soft light without glare making for some really great images with a picturesque bride and handsome groom. Congrats to Tere and Jason.

Enjoy the sweet peace captured in these shots of pure happiness……

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To Tere and Jason,

Serene and beautiful are words that come to mind when we reflect on your wedding session. We are so excited for you and your family. Thank you for letting us be part of your day. Wishing you all the best as your future together unfolds.

Hugs to the newlyweds

Tom and Jeanette

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Raising a family of ten kids is hard work. Raising ten kids to be friends while growing up is a challenge. Raising ten kids that are friends as adults is a major feat….one Les and Bev mastered. We were amazed at the close bond between siblings plus spouses and grandkids.

The jokes and laughter were plentiful as were the smiles making our job simple….organize and shoot. The family supplied relaxed poses, loving jabs at one another, and happiness the entire session.

A loving family like this one is a treasure to behold.

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To Les and Bev,

What a great family and posterity you two have! We were honored to spend time with you, your kids, and grandkids during your visit to Nauvoo and capture a few moments of that special trip for you. Hope to see you again and see how much your family has grown!

Best Regards,

Tom and Jeanette

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Family reunion portrait sessions are a blast, especially when there are more kids than adults in the group. Why? Kids add a different dimension to a session……fluidity. You have to be on your toes at all times because kids are always two steps ahead.

Working with Linda and Greg’s family…daughters (spouses were working) and grandkids…..during their spring break visit to Historic Nauvoo was a pleasure. The kids had such a variety of personalities. Some were up for our suggestions; some had ideas of their own. They did make the group shots more interesting. My favorites? The tree climbers, little ones who wandered off just as everyone else was smiling, and budding cheerleaders.

Here are a few pics from the session….and this is only part of the family who were able to attend!

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To Linda and Greg,

Such memorable times we have enjoyed with your Nauvoo visits. It was fun having you stay with us at the Inn, meeting part of your big family, and getting to know some of the grandkids. We enjoyed the cute personalities that shined through during the portrait session. May you be blessed for all the good you do!

Best Regards,

Tom and Jeanette

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