One early morning at the start of fall, we met with the Smith family in Harlowton, Montana. A little park just inside of town made the perfect background with changing leaves and a small pond. With a bit of wind dancing across the lawn, there was a certain magic in the air.
Our favorite spot, though, was one of the town’s bars. This bar has been a gathering place for the family for years, and everyone knows it’s where they meet. When we finished at the park, everyone piled into vehicles, and we caravanned over. The owner welcomed us in, and we set up right away. On the far right of the frame, Perry leans against the bartop, one arm around his youngest great-grandson.
Off camera, the cousins chased each other around and practiced their best smiles, while the grownups used their time to catch up. Between the weather, locations, and the family, everything came together perfectly. We’re so glad we could spend time with such a great family, but most of all, we’re glad we could capture images that will be loved for generations.