It was such an honor and privilege to capture this family and their forever portraits! There are so many stages of life in having children, raising them and then giving them wings to fly!
It was fun to reconnect with this family. We all went to church together many years ago and through a donation I made to the Montana State University rodeo team, we reconnected through this family session. Every year the MSU Rodeo team has a fundraiser called Cowboys & Candlelight. I love donating family portraits to the fundraiser and this year I was so excited to find out it was a family that I knew!
We had so much fun shooting these portraits...so many laughs and a few cries! It was a pretty cool to document both the celebration of their oldest son being accepted into the Naval Academy and the sadness of saying goodbye. The proud parents and siblings all wore their Navy shirts in celebration of their brothers accomplishments. What an honor to be accepted into the Naval Academy!
Enjoy looking through this fun family session! I am still laughing at some of the sibling photos! From the high fives, to the piggy back rides to the hand stands and fake punches....it was sure entertaining with this sibling fun!
Thank you Dykstra family for all the fun on your farm!
Montana state Graduate~Scott
I love where photography takes me.....back to where I attended MSU! I had the honor of capturing this college graduate's last day on campus before he was off to Texas to embark on his next chapter! I had so much fun meeting Scott and his mom! It was a great visit and an amazingly beautiful day. I swear the campus has grown more beautiful since I've been up there. Of course I was a bit jealous of all the new facilities that the students have now. There are some amazing new buildings!
Congratulations again Scott. You should be very proud of your accomplishments!
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