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Meeting the Edmunds Family

It's always so much fun to shoot people we don't know because Laci and I are avid fans of adventure and surprise! You can prepare all you like but there's nothing like knocking on a stranger's door and seeing what's inside. As the door opened at the Edmunds family home it was like a vision from a Christmas movie! The scene - Santa's workshop! A little man greeted us excitedly at the threshold (ok,... it was a little boy, not a little man, but we're rolling with the theme here ;) and stared at us as though we had interrupted something. "Is mummy home?", I asked? He flung the door open and ran to find his mother who, with one hand was dressing a young girl and with the other combing another's hair. The bustle was nothing short of charming. Children preparing, parents directing, one little boy running about like Kevin in Home Alone when he realizes his parents are nowhere to be found. Mom and Dad were bombarded with questions about the whereabouts of items crucial at this very moment! Laci and I looked at one another - we wish this for ourselves someday. The edmunds kids were full of energy, up for anything and a total treat!  Whatever bribery tool or fear tactic mom and dad had pulled out to make that morning roll, it was genius! Here are a few shots of Mom, Dad and their beautiful kids on a sunny Sunday morning. Edmunds family__Dukat Photos-1000 Edmunds family__Dukat Photos-1001 Edmunds family__Dukat Photos-1002 Edmunds family__Dukat Photos-1003 Edmunds family__Dukat Photos-1004 Edmunds family__Dukat Photos-1005 Edmunds family__Dukat Photos-1006 Edmunds family__Dukat Photos-1007 Edmunds family__Dukat Photos-1008

 

Love and Light,

Angela & László

A Country Family Portrait Shoot to Remember

After 27 years on the farm Tony and Lisa have a bank of memories to draw on. They saw their children grow, run through the fields, build forts, bail hay, drive tractors - one never imagines how these things form a young person. Surely, farm life had an influence on their children for they grew up strong, clever and fearless. Now grown, their children are gems to be proud of - a doctor, an electrician, a heavy machine operator - but knowing Tony and Lisa all my life I'm sure what they would boast first is that their children are grounded and loving people, compassionate and fun. Lisa has often said that she only hoped that she could raise children that she herself would enjoy spending time with. Mission accomplished! And it's a testament, I think, to a family's bonds, that each week the children return to the family homestead to regroup and reenergize in the place where they grew up together. Soon, they will all say goodbye to wide open fields and giant blue skies they lived in for so long to move on to greener pastures. Any sadness they may feel over leaving the farm will surely dissipate when they gather to reminisce the years spent living off the land. We often say 'if these walls could talk' but for this family I'd be more inclined to say 'if these TREES could talk' - and if they could what would they say? They'd say LOVE LIVED HERE.

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{Dukát Photos: Tony and Lisa's Country Family Portrait Shoot}