The Estes Family – San Antonio Family Photographer

The Estes Family fall session was a special one for me! Not that all of my clients aren’t special to me as a San Antonio Photographer, but this one is just a little extra – special.

Last January, Michelle told her husband, Derek, the she wanted portraits for her 50th birthday. Because January generally stinks in San Antonio for portraits, she opted for a fall session at the JW Marriott. She and her family love their new portraits, and I’m glad because so did I! I will be delivering their new wall art in just a few days, and I cannot wait to see her beautiful new artwork hanging in her home.

The Estes Family - San Antonio Family Photographer, family portraits, fall family session, teen photography

Where it all began…

The Estes family was literally one of my first clients when I started my professional photography business several years ago (really, even before I had an official business!) (image below)

At that time, Luke and Morgan were early elementary age! They are the same ages as my two boys, so Michelle and I became fast friends when Luke and Hudson were in kindergarten – 11 YEARS AGO! How is that even possible?? I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to watch these two grow into the wonderful, accomplished young people they are today. Luke is now 16 and a high school junior and is one of the top cross country runners in our area. Morgan is 13 and an 8th grader – she’s killing it in volleyball and swimming!

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Over the many years, Michelle and I have traveled, book club-ed, scrap-booked, swapped boys’ hand-me-downs, and volunteered countless hours together. Our husbands and children have fished and hunted together. Our families have shared holidays and watched football together. We’ve laughed, lamented about life, and cried together.

Michelle is a true force of nature. As a working mom who often has to travel, she is still at nearly all of her kid’s events, is an active volunteer in their schools, and still finds time to cook and run! She and Derek have built a beautiful life and family. I’m not sure when she sleeps, actually….

The Estes Family - San Antonio Family Photographer, family portraits, fall family session, teen photography

I look forward to many more adventures with you, my friend!

The Estes Family - San Antonio Family Photographer, family portraits, fall family session, teen photography

Happy Birthday, Michelle!

The Estes Family - San Antonio Family Photographer, family portraits, fall family session, teen photography

The Estes Family, 2007

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