I've been giving Kirk and Melisa a hard time for signing up for one of those JCPenny photo packages and getting mediocre photos from there for a few years now. Kirk is a friend and coworker, and I climb with Melisa occasionally when I get into the gym. Their kids, Micah and Trinity, are awesome and already showing signs of following in their parents' athletic footsteps.
It was great to get out with them on a shoot around Chautauqua after they finally relented to my prodding. They are such good people, and their parenting can be seen on the smiles on their kids faces. This was certainly one of those shoots where so many photos turned out and I found myself struggling to choose the best ones. I love how the shots turned out of them tossing their kiddos in the air. Although it was close to Christmas, the warmth of the early afternoon sun can be felt in all of these shots.