Leah, Craig, Mira. And Lenny.

Introducing 10 m.o. Mira and her family. We met for their family portrait session at Thomas Lowry Park, the same place they tied the knot. I love shooting in meaningful places! Leah is an amazing hair stylist who does wonders with our hair. Craig writes and shoots for the Salvation Army. Together, they exude cute, colorful, and creative! And Lenny is the perfect accessory designer dog, a blend between a French Bulldog and Boston Terrier… proof God has a sense of humor. These photos warm my heart. Scroll down to view my first Minneapolis family portraits.wpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_01-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_02-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_03-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_04-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_05-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_06-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_07-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_08-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_09-2011-11-13-14-15.jpg┬áLove this photo on so many levels which I explore and deconstruct in this blog post about Fall, the passage of time, and nostalgia:wpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_10-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_11-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_12-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_13-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_14-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_15-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_16-2011-11-13-14-15.jpgwpid-Minneapolis_family_portraits_dirkes_17-2011-11-13-14-15.jpg
To view the full slideshow, click HERE.

11 Responses to “Leah, Craig, Mira. And Lenny.”

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  2. Rachel — November 13, 2011 @ 3:14 pm (#)

    Love it! Especially the first one and the one of Mira peeking under the bench at her pup. They must love them!!

  3. becky g. — November 13, 2011 @ 6:25 pm (#)

    I adore that second shot. They’re all terrific, RJ!

  4. Leah — November 13, 2011 @ 7:38 pm (#)

    I can’t believe that everytime I watch the full slide show I get choked up! You did such a great job :)

  5. Craig Dirkes — November 13, 2011 @ 8:35 pm (#)

    As a fairly accomplished and extremely competitive photographer, it’s rare for me to see work that truly humbles me, that makes me think I couldn’t have done it better. Enter R.J. Kern. All I can say is, WOW. Learned a ton watching you work and couldn’t be happier with the results. You are a world class, masterful photographer who toils over last little detail. Thanks again R.J.! Much love!

  6. Emily — November 13, 2011 @ 8:51 pm (#)

    Wow, they are all so beautiful! I can’t wait to see Mira again because every time I see her she’s grown so much!

  7. Marie Meko — November 15, 2011 @ 2:26 pm (#)

    They are absolulty fantastic!!! What more can I say.

  8. Charlotte Lynch — November 15, 2011 @ 10:09 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness- just lovely indeed. Beautiful family! Nice job crew.

  9. Brooke Summer Photography — December 12, 2011 @ 12:28 pm (#)

    What a beautiful family!! I love the colors. :)

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