Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 - 8 comments

At Home With the Grays

Last week I came over to the Grays for a family session. They were running behind schedule (like pretty much every family with four kids, I'm sure!) so the outfits that had been planned for the photo shoot didn't get put on. Left over spider man face paint didn't get washed off. And then the boys started making mud pies and got mud everywhere. And then Henley ate some.

A mothers worst nightmare, right?

Maybe. But it was real! And absolutely wonderful. This is what the Gray family looks like, and they are beautiful. I believe with all my heart that perfect photos are not about pretty perfect people who have it all together. No, I believe it's about capturing the love and emotion and excitement and the personalities in the photo! Mud and all!

Check out the Grays!

Published by: Bethany in Family

  • Jeanna Ludwig

    Love these!! Looks like the most fun family ever! I love when a mom doesn’t mind letting her kids get dirty :) Awesome moments you captured here <3

  • stacey

    They are fantastic, Bethany.

  • Olivia

    What a great final pic to sum up all the greatness.

  • Susan Keller

    Bethany!!!! Honest to goodness. This might possibly be my favorite ever family session I’ve seen. I adore what you captured. This all looks so authentic and unforced and wonderful and full of reality and laughter and dirt and high-energy and baby #4 just rolling with the punches … serious kudos to you. Such a beautiful family.

    • http://bethanypetrik.com Bethany Petrik

      Thank you so so SO much! This is so encouraging to hear.

  • Rachel

    OH my goodness. This is perfection! I found this session from a pin on pinterest! Hands down my favorite family session ever! Congratulations!

    • http://bethanypetrik.com Bethany Petrik

      Thanks so much Rachel!! And how cool that it’s on pintrest!

  • http://www.lovelyember.com/ Sarah

    Yes! I love how real these photos are. You captured such joy, what a beautiful set of photos and a beautiful family.