It had been 7 years and 3 babies since our last Hartley family picture---that was professionally done. We had even scheduled them multiple times over the last few years but something always came up but we weren't letting it happen this time. We were due and we were getting them done.
I reached out to a high school buddy of mine from back home to see if he would be willing to capture our family. He had recently started his own photography business and I thought it might be nice to have a familiar face behind the camera for my family--we were from a small town and everyone knows everyone. Still. Thankfully, Andy said yes and agreed to meet us on his wife's birthday (she's a gem) on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for a few minutes to capture our family.
Thanks Andy, these images mean so much to all of us.