Sadler Family | Amarillo Family and Child Photographer

Driving up to this house on a beautiful evening, I had a few butterflies in my tummy.   Butterflies equal excitement and ideas and also a bit of nervousness.  Nervousness because I’m usually meeting people I don’t know, hoping they have fun and that they like me.  (Hey, just being real).   Nervousness because I want to take the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever taken, give them something that they’ve never seen or comprehended all in about an hour, at sunset while getting them to be totally comfortable with me and sometimes looking in my direction.  There.

I found their home.  Parked.  Looked over and seeing that this sweet family was all playing outside…in the grass.   My butterflies melted (or maybe they flew?) away and I was welcomed with squeals, hugs and smiles. 

And this:

I instantly loved them.  They played and wrestled (or “wrastled” as we say here in Texas).  We went inside for toys.  They had smiles so big and yummy squinty happy eyes.  So friendly and bubbly.  Plus they thought I was super funny.


 They made it so easy, so enjoyable.  All I could think of was “Wow!  This work sure isn’t work.”  We ran and skipped around while mom and dad hung out on the back porch.  Cute little boys each with their own special sparkle.  

The oldest and the youngest.  Not necessarily in that order.

They were happiest together.  


I can’t ever resist Converse and jeans.  And cool old door.  And slightly crumbly sidewalk. 


We had to get mom and dad into the mix.  I mean, they are important and all.


The light!  The hair!


The Converse!

_DSC5179ba I loved meeting them.  I loved playing with their cute boys.  I loved their comfort with one another…the way she looked at him.  The way he looked at her.  I loved the boys giggles and grins.  I loved it when I asked them to help me make the other laugh.  And they laughed and laughed and laughed.  

And I smiled…and smiled….and smiled. Sadler5

Strangers no more.  Friends.  That’s what I wanted in the first place.


Want to see more of their session?  Check out the slideshow:

By | 2017-02-06T10:57:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|


  1. Heidi September 23, 2010 at 11:53 am - Reply

    What a beautiful photo’s. I don’t know the family but they looks very happy together.

  2. Christy F September 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    I love love love the jeans and tennies shots and their processing! And wonderful family shots to boot!

  3. Beth September 23, 2010 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    OMGosh, what cute little boys! They are just adorable!

  4. Jackie September 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Oh my- what a gorgeous family! I love your writing style, too. 🙂

  5. martha vibbard September 23, 2010 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Wow Bethany! I can’t wait until you take ours, I definately need to schedule. You do great work.

  6. jessica September 23, 2010 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Well, that’s got to be about the cutest session ever!

  7. Tammy September 23, 2010 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    What an adorable family — I especially love the image of them laying on the grass together. I can almost hear the laughter when I look at it 🙂

  8. Hilary September 23, 2010 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    That first picture is amazing! How wonderful is that?! Incredible family pictures):

  9. Courtney September 23, 2010 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Love the shoes! What a FUN session! Great work!

  10. Sara Welch September 24, 2010 at 8:23 am - Reply

    LOVE this family session! gorgeous and fun!

  11. Lauren P. September 24, 2010 at 10:58 am - Reply

    These are adorable – love the sneaker shots!

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