McGill Family Photos

The best part about living as an expatriate is that so many great people come into your life and become sweet friends, but the worst part is when those great friends leave. It is a bittersweet reality that people to whom I come to know and love, I must also say goodbye.

The McGills moved to Uganda a couple of years ago, anxious to establish a community of friends in this place far away from what they knew. I've been privileged to be a part of this community of theirs and to know them during this season. They recently moved back to Michigan, not so far from my family's home in Indiana, a fact that brings me gladness with the hope of seeing them state-side. Before they left, I had the opportunity to photograph their family and capture memories of this season in their lives, living in Uganda with a beautiful backyard full of home-raised food and enough space for their energetic girls to tumble and climb around. 

Enarson Family Photos

The week before we left Uganda, our friends, the Enarsons, asked me to photograph their small and growing family.  The Enarsons have become special friends of ours during our time together, living in Kampala; we've been able to see each others' families grow in the last 4 years, so it was an honor to capture this sweet period in their lives, with one spunky, adorable tike trotting around and another bundle of cuteness on the way.

I've since declared that capturing families with kids in their own environment is my favorite kind of family photography, but then, the Enarsons made it easy.  Sami was a photographer's dream come true, with his laugh-on-demand, almost as if you were pushing a button on a toy.  Overall, the session was really playful and there were no shortage of smiles!  It warmed my heart to hear that Sami even asked his mom the next morning if I was coming back!