In late 2013 I had the honor of meeting the Schauers Family shortly after moving to the Mediterranean Region. They had moved to the country just a few months before me, and their hearts for hospitality welcomed this single girl far from home into their lives and treated me like family.
During the year that we lived in the same city, we took language lessons together, enjoyed many Friday night Game Nights at their home with other Americans living in the same city, prayed together, cried together, and supported one another through heart break and disappointment. They became my family and I will forever be thankful for the year we spent together.
In December of 2014 they moved to another city and I moved into their house about a week before I returned to Mississippi to marry Lee. I miss my dear friends and hope one day we will be able to visit them in their new home city where I will be able to capture new photos not only of their family, but of our kids playing together!
Our location for this shoot was an olive grove just a short hike in the hills (or mountains to this Mississippi girl!) from our neighborhood. It was a cool December day between Christmas and New Years. We timed our photo shoot perfectly to get the soft dreamy light as the sun lowered towards the horizon. Oh how I love to shoot during golden hour!
Even all these years later, this is still one of my favorite photo shoots and I just couldn’t help but share it!