Here is the last family session of 2011, and it couldn’t have ended more beautifully. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you already now this team… as this is the third time we’ve photo’d them. The first time was 3.5 years ago, then again 2 years ago. Now… here they are, still the perfect family. 🙂
These kids have grown a TON in the last two years… I was a little overwhelmed when they popped out of their car. My favorite thing about this image? Look at the way Travis and Hughes are standing. SAME/SAME!I’m absolutely in love with this family. How could I not be?!Clary and Travis, hang these next three on your wall, in a series. k? k. Or… just hang this one as a HUGE canvas in your living room. Either way will be fine. 😉In the midst of processing these images I sent Clary a message, “I just got a little emotional while processing the images from your session… we’ve all come a long way in three years! Thanks for asking us to photograph your perfect family, it’s a huge honor. Huge!” I, from the bottom of my heart, could not be more honored that a photographer who is as talented as Clary asks us to photograph her family. It’s, to this day, one of my favorite accomplishments.
During the session, we were walking around an area we had never been as Clary is describing all of the things around. I jokingly respond, “It doesn’t matter to me, we could photograph your perfect little family in a parking lot!” And a few minutes later these next two images happened… in a parking lot… 😉I sneak peeked this image on our Facebook page. Soon after I got an email from Clary, “I’m crying at my computer. One day she’ll be all grown up and as much as I can’t wait for that, on the other hand I want to keep her at this age where she fits in my lap and wants to leave carrots for Santa’s reindeer and randomly dances to songs anywhere we go. Now I have it captured. Thank you.” …and then I teared up too. It’s one of my favorite family photos of all time. ❗ I love you guys.
St Louis, Mo.
clary+travis :: married 7 years :: 1.31.04 together 14 years :: 1.31.97
Clary :: hometown: Edwardsville, Ill. :: Photographer
Travis :: hometown: Edwardsville, Ill. :: Civil Engineer
Hughes :: 6 years old :: 05.04.05
Jettie :: almost 4 years old :: 01.09.08
How they met, as told by Clary :: “We met in Junior High while playing characters in ‘Tied to the Tracks.’ He told my best friend he liked me and when she let me know; my words were… ‘If I ever date Travis Pfeiffer shoot me!’ #humblepie”
The obligatory crazy self portrait on a reflective surface. 🙂Mike asked Hughes to be his big helper. He was happy to help and took that job (as you can clearly see) very seriously. Though, big helper or not… you still have to hold someone’s hand when crossing the street. 🙂Jettie requested a photo with me… and then my heart burst into a zillion pieces. 😀 “But of course, I’d love a photo with you!” Photo taken by Clary.Right after taking that photo with the arrow, I look behind me and see THIS happening!
…which is a far cry from the same scenario 3 years ago! Regardless of his awkwardness back then you can tell how much she’s always adored him… 😀
Much love friends!
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you guys really know how to bring family sessions to life. so much fun and so amazing!!
Love you guys & your work. Can’t wait to see your year-end post(s)… the family post from last year inspired me to stop turning away family shoots. 🙂
AHmazing. AHmazing. AHmazing. Beautiful stuff Bobbi&Mike. I adore Clary and her peeps.
where does one even start with the beautifulness of this session? i adore b+m, of course but i follow clary’s blog also and love her style.
bobbi, your humbleness is amazing. and clary – man, she got me with her response to the mother/daughter photo. tears all over the keyboard. ?
tear. for real. Amazing and breathtaking.
10! 10! 10! Love these photos Bobbi and Mike!! Hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas!!!
Also, Bobbi, in that reflection photo you are looking FIT! 🙂
aaaaaaaaah!!!! this made me so emotional! what a gorgeous set of photos with deep emotion in every single one of them. i felt like i was there and also with those emotions sad we haven’t had a family session this year and memories not captured. AH panic attack! will and i really reeeeally would love a family session taken by you guys next year! <3
I think Mike needs a baby. 🙂
my emotions are always evoked by your work – but I wanted to also let you know that Bobbi, you are looking phenomenal; I hope you feel it too.
Wowza!! These are just incredibly precious. Loved every single one! P.S. Clary you are pure hotness, mama!
Gorgeous! This family is super cute and wicked stylish….so in love with their outfits! The pictures are fantastic and my fav is the one of the mother and daughter because don’t we all wish to have something like this with our mom. You capture love and I love it.
Best session to date! 🙂
Jeez you guys can do it all! Even families! Love love love these!!!!
As the holder of an unfair amount of “best ever” bbmk images, I must be honest and say I am straight up jealous of this session. Wow, this whole shoot is so strong and the emotions so palpable. Really, really great work.
The perfect family to end your year with! I LOVE Clary and was lucky enough to have her photograph my own family last year. They are a beautiful little family…inside and out 🙂
All of these images fill my heart to the tippy top with JOY…the one of Travis and I in the parking lot I love more than any picture form our wedding, Jettie and I!!!, Hughes and Daddy standing the same. You and Mike are amazing people and photographers, we are so blessed to know you and have you photograph our family. It is such an honor for US! ps-Jettie is going to die when she sees the pictures of Mike and her.
And wow to these comments!! You all are so great.
Wow! Beautiful family. Beautiful photos.
This family is just gorgeous!!! Love the “just feet” photo! I love it!!!
you captured this wonderful family beautifully! your four faves are mine as well- perfection!
These are BEAUTIFUL! What a fun little family. And such style, too, I adore their clothes. The photos of Mike and Jettie (what a cool name) are so priceless. So is that face Mike is making from when she is a baby. Every single mommy needs a photo like that with her babies. Every. Single. One.
What a beautiful family! Great way to end the year!! And damn girl – look at those skinny legs! Love your outfit and curled hair!!! xoxo 🙂
Obsesssssed! Ugh you nailed it. perfect. fun. loving. amazing…family!
WOW!!! What a fantastic set! Clary and her family and so perfect in every single way- it’s fun to see her on the other side of the camera! SO FUN.
I love these pics so much! wish i could have family pics done by you!!!! clary you are so blessed!!!!
P.S. I remember tied to the tracks very well
I love Clary so so much. It just warmed my heart to see these photos. You and Mike always do a fabulous job of capturing how wonderful their family is. Just beautiful, and exactly the start I needed for my Monday!
So very cute! *in love* Just, really, wow.
Bobbi and Mike, these are SO amazing! It is so obvious how much you care about the them and they for you in these shots. So much love is pouring out of them that it makes me teary (and I’ve only met Clary in person once!). Amazing job!
oh. my. goodness. i cried a little bit too, looking through them and reading your notes! so beautiful and perfect. much love!
two of my favorite forces combining. absolutely love the photos and this family. so great.
Crazy Awesome pictures. We love them. Thank You bobbi+mike.
Incredible photos….I love them all and what a cute family!
Beautiful, beautiful family!!!
Oh Clary, I have SUCH a crush on your family, right down to Jettie’s little yellow tights! These are WONDERFUL!!!! It doesn’t seem possible that “we” (B&M fans) have been following all of you for the past 3 years but, in that unique way that Bobbi and Mike both have, they have made so many of us feel connected to YOU. One of these days, we really ARE going to meet up in person. So I can pay you the compliments in person that I’ll keep heapin’ on you online — like, how I want to raid your wardrobe, for starters 🙂
love love love these!!!!!
Bobbi & mike, quick photog question: did you use flash for any of these photos? Specifically the ones of them seated on the couch. The subjects looks so perfectly lit. It’s probably because you guys rock your exposure so hard. Regardless, I’d love to know!
Stephanie, nope… no flash. 🙂
What a beautiful family.
And Clary, way to rock those shoes! They’re awesome. 🙂
I remember Clary and Travis from MANY years ago when I was engaged.. i’m thinking they were on the knot… can’t remember exactly. but i always love seeing your photos of them!
LOVE it guys!
Ahhh, you two make me smile with your photos!
Favorite family session ever! I still remember their last one, and thought it was adorable! But this one, this one is just, something about it…can’t put into words. Love their smiles, their SHOES!, and their connect. Well done!
wow…what an amazing set of images. That mamma daughter shot KILLS me! Just beautiful!
As a mother, this post made my day. Simply beautiful!
Oh Clary! Your family is so beautiful! This is why I’m having YOU capture US this summer! 🙂 Bobbi/Mike… these are great. So so great. I’m dying for something like this of my own little chickens!
Bobbi & Mike,
I know you don’t know me, but I feel like I know you. I am Trav’s mom, and I just have to tell you that you did an absolutely amazing job with these pictures!!!! Each one is better than the next, and I love the way you captured the very spirit of the day. For example, the pictures of Jettie and Mike, I can almost hear Jettie laughing. A truly wonderful job!!
Holy bananas! They are all stunning! What a beautiful family and they are such wonderful people too. Great job B+M!!
Great images, they are beautiful!
oh my goodness Bobbi!! i wanna cry now..
Love it!! Such an adorable family! And yours and Jettie’s dimples match in the picture you took together…it’s so cute! 🙂
perhaps my fave to date. This session is UNbelievable, and has me seriously considering flyling to you from up in B.C….you two have SO many die-hard fans, and deserve each and every one of them. LOVE!
Oh they are such a cute family! I am a fan of Hughes as a first name obviously, which is weird considering there’s a Sheridan in your last post! 🙂