I’ve said this before, but one of the things I love most about photography is working with families, because during my few hours with them I feel like I get to be a part of their world. This definitely happens because my approach to photography is far less about posing them and more about observing them as they interact with one another and documenting what I observe. While working with Jennifer and Jon and their lovely family, I observed something right away; they fit perfectly. If I hadn’t known already, I would have never guessed that there was a bit of ‘his’ and ‘hers’ going on within their family unit. Watching her youngest daughter with his youngest daughter, they were like best friends; mimicking one another, exploring together, joined at the hip the way my own daughters are. Watching his son with her eldest daughter, they had this natural ‘love/hate’ thing going on; rolling their eyes when asked to stand next to one another but when they didn’t think I was watching they were whispering and giggling and horsing around the way that siblings do. When looking at Jennifer and Jon, though, it makes perfect sense. They exude this affection that feels so comfortable, like they had built this family together. In many ways they have, and it shows.