• sarawelburn

The Krenik Family | San Antonio Family Photography Mini-Session

Updated: Nov 2, 2018

I absolutely loved catching this family's magical moment of being all together for the first time! Ashley and Matt both have children from before their marriage; Lincoln (3) and Rosie (5) met for the first time during this family vacation in San Antonio. How adorable is that?! Ashley, Matt, and Rosie live in Minnesota and traveled all the way to San Antonio to spend some time with Lincoln who lives here with his mother. This family vacation was their first time being all together and I got to capture it!

We met up one morning outside their hotel downtown and then walked the short distance to this old church right next to St. Paul Square. I warned Ashley and Matt about the San Antonio heat and humidity, but I don't think it's something you can truly prepare for unless you've experienced it before... and summers in Minnesota are very different than Texas summers! But they handled the morning heat like champs and ran, played, and giggled like any seasoned Texan!

In our emails before the family photoshoot, Ashley lovingly described Rosie as a little spitfire and I LOVED getting to see her super fun personality! She loved posing for the camera and struck a pose any time she could. She played hard and laughed hard with a self confidence I hope she never loses!

Rosie got the spotlight genes and Lincoln got the camera-shy genes. He would run and laugh and play right up until the second the camera turned in his direction. Then we'd get the blankest, most disinterested expression I've ever seen on a child. Like in this picture:

So we had to get creative! We pretended the camera "broke" a few times and I got really fast at facing the opposite direction and then spinning around just in time to catch a smile! #ninja

Overall, despite the heat, the sweat, Lincoln's shyness, and Rosie's propensity to pose at every chance, You can tell that Ashley and Matt are so very much in love. With each other and their adorable family.

Krenik Family, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day! Ashley and Matt, to was heartwarming to watch you run around playing with your family, hearing the giggles and watching the smiles grow bigger and bigger as you gave both of them your undivided attention. You both are truly amazing parents and I'm grateful I got to see your parenting in action: love, patience, compassion, and an ability to laugh even when things don't go perfectly! Thank you for your example! Let me know if you're ever back in my beautiful San Antonio <3

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