Brown Family – Purdue Horticulture Park – Lafayette, IN

Meet the Brown Family! We met Joanna 3 years ago at a workshop we held at our studio. The focus of the workshop was to promote community over competition, newborn, and maternity posing. Men and women cheering each other on and supporting one another in an otherwise cutthroat industry. We could sense right away that she was special, but in a short amount of time, like a workshop, how much can you really tell about people? In the years since that weekend, we’ve kept up with Joanna and her family on social media, and have learned that what we initially thought was special about her didn’t even scratch the surface. She radiates grace, and love, and overall goodness. She’s an old soul. She’s patient, loving, witty, and the very definition of sweet.

We were so grateful that she made the drive up to Lafayette with her children for a quick Mother’s Day session. They’ve overcome so much in the last couple of years as a family, and we felt it was necessary to document them and their love for each other. The kids were the absolute sweetest and they really enjoyed their photo time with mom. Joanna has been an absolute rock for herself and her family. She is setting the most beautiful example of how to live by faith. Each and every one of these amazing people have a piece of our hearts. We can only hope that they admire these moments as much as we admire their strength and resilience.

We took Joanna and the kids to Purdue Horticulture Park because it’s one of our favorite spots. Some of the trees were in bloom and we took advantage of them. Lauren really loved the flowering tree and we totally took advantage of putting her in it. After their session, they joined us for dinner and we got to catch up even more while the kids all got to know each other. They were best friends in just minutes! The Brown family will always hold a special place in our hearts.