The Williams family

A few months ago I decided to get in front of the camera for once. I needed some shots of me that I could use for my photography business, but we also needed to update our family photos. As I thought about who I would ask… I wanted someone that we would definitely feel comfortable with but also someone I really admired. Immediately Session Nine Photography came to mind. I just love, love, LOVE their work. I had met them at a First Friday event last year @ New City Gallery and they are amazing, fantastic people. So we booked a shoot with them and our photos came out just last week and are, in short, epic. I’ll be posting those at some point over here.

What blew my mind though, was a few weeks after booking with them, they asked ME to do their family photoshoot. I was so humbled…I mean, I love these guys, I get inspired by their images and couldn’t have been more excited to be able to do this for them.

So here they are…Jason, Jessica, Cruz (red hair) and Rider (some hair). What a crazy adorable family.  They told me they get asked all the time if they’ve adopted their kids, but it’s just the way they came out. And who could have asked for anything more? These two little men rocked the shoot, even though Rider started off with quick river of tears. But it definitely wouldn’t be a family shoot if there wasn’t some kind of crying involved!

Thanks so much guys for letting me do this for you. I don’t think you know what it meant to me. It’s been such a blast to hang out at these shoots and then bond over chips & queso afterwards. Hopefully we can hang out more down the road and maybe someplace other than Chili’s right?

  • Heath O’Fee

    Sick, dude. They must be so happy with those!

  • Chris DeAngelis

    Great job! Looks like everyone had a blast (after some early tears…) Love that silhouette shot with the birds! Great timing!

  • Mike

    Haha @ Chris…that was no timing, it was all luck! I was snapping shots and they heard me going “OhmyGod, OhmyGod, OhmyGod, OhmyGod” because they just flew over right when I started taking pictures 🙂

    Sooo awesome 🙂

  • Jason

    Dude. What the junk is happening right now……these are SOOO RAD!! Hahaha! Brilliant man, they are perfect in every way and you truly captured the spirit of Cruz and Rider. So stoked Mike! Thanks for killing it and working hard for us. We LOVE them! 🙂

  • David Latour

    You are killing it with the family shots right now. Happy for you.

  • Jessica Williams

    We LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!! Thank you SO much Mike!! Let’s definitely hang out again soon!! And yes, somewhere other than Chili’s hahaha!! Thank you again for the pictures. We love them and I can’t wait to put them all over our house!!! 🙂

  • jina

    What a great family! And you totally captured them… in their very essence. So cute!

  • Brian Furbush

    Dude, these are seriously your best work to date in my opinion. The shot of Cruz against the graffiti wall and, um, any shot of Rider, are awesome. Great job man.

  • Jesse Pafundi

    Too many great frames here to pic a fave. They must be THRILLED with these. Epic goodness.

  • Dave DiCello

    What a great set of shots here man!

  • patrick dinneen

    great photos. I like the black and white and colour (almost indentical photos) side by side.

  • A.Barlow

    lol @ that last shot. I really like the one with them sitting on the curb.

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