Denver family portraits | The Crosses

I have known Shawn and Jenny for a little over a year now – our friendship started when B and I were asked to lead a fellowship group together with them, but it really solidified once we bonded over the Midwest, beer pong and crazy college stories. They have a strong-willed little two-year-old named Addison with bright red bow-shaped lips, and a happy-go-lucky 4-month-old named Braiden (who Shawn claims will be the starting QB at Kansas State in 2029).

I will admit that after the first 20 minutes of this shoot, I thought there was no way I was going to get anything. Actually to be really honest, I was starting to panic a little. I’d never NOT gotten anything during a portrait session. Let’s just say someone was not all about me taking pictures. But as usual, Shawn and Jenny were clutch and I think we managed to get some stellar family pictures. Plus, we avoided stepping in goose poop, ate some yummy waffles, and the rain completely cooperated and started only as we left City Park.

Every time I hang around parents, especially those with numerous under 6-year-olds, I am amazed at their ability to multi-task, have a sense of humor and live a semblance of an adult life. It sure takes a lot of work.

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  1. Natalie
    October 12, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    One of the most photogenic and beautiful families I have ever seen! But I may be biased. It’s my family! Kara, I’ve been showing all of my friends these photos, and they absolutely love them. You definitely captured precious moments!!! Thank you! Natalie (Shawn’s sister)

  2. Trish Meetz
    Trish Meetz
    October 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I love the pics. I also may be biased. I’m Jenny’s Mom and met you at church. Thanks for putting your photos online. You obviously know how to capture the best moments! Fun, fun!

  3. Megan Zierlein
    Megan Zierlein
    October 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Beautiful pictures and a beautiful family!! Wish we lived closer together so that I could love on them more often!

  4. Marisa Foley
    Marisa Foley
    October 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I’ve had the pleasure of working w/ Jenny’s for the past couple of years and must say that you really have captured the complete essence of her (and her family) – sweet, silly, genuine, down to earth. Breathtaking family, adorable children and fantastic photos!
    Marisa F. 🙂

  5. Cynthia G/DenverMakeupGuru
    Cynthia G/DenverMakeupGuru
    October 18, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Ummmm…if this is you “being scared of not getting anything”, I’d like to see when you think you got “everything”. WOW. These are awesome!!!!!

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