It’s a rare thing for a family to have a photographer follow their every move through most of a day, but that’s exactly what Chad and Kate Hawk invited in when I arrived at their home at 6:30 one recent Friday morning. Chad is our chiropractor, and an amazing one at that. We had proposed doing a Day in the Life session with his family to him and Kate, and they jumped at the idea. Naturally, it can take a little while to get to know one another and establish that ever-required sense of trust between photographer and subject, yet their family was wonderful in their ability to simply go on about their day, with nary a wink or nod to the camera, save for a couple of moments which will be inherently obvious later.
To be able to document this family’s day was an incredible experience for me. As wedding photographers, Anne and I are witness to a wide variety of ways that families express their love for one another, and thus it was Chad and Kate and their wonderful kids. It is hard to imagine a couple more tender and caring for people in general and their family specifically then these two, so it was quite an honor to be able to be a part of this, to bear witness to a simple day in their everyday life. Thank you both, and I hope these images offer some wonderful memories of the day for years to come.
Their mellow dog greeted me as I pulled up that morning.
Chad’s coffee mug is the best…”What a Guy”.
It takes some of us a little longer to awaken than others.
Morning greetings and hugs all around…
I love this. There was no pretense, no nothing. Just kids being kids.
Someone could use some coffee. I’m not saying who, but I mean, really…
Although it was still summer, it was a rather chilly morning.
Chad, in addition to adjusting peoples’ spines, has worked at an area farm to take care of their farm animals as well, such as this lucky horse, on Chad’s semi-day off. The dog behind it’s hind legs was trying to snap at flies flying around.
Even the dogs get an adjustment.
Back at home and enjoying a sloped driveway.
Ah, the rigors of a dirt road when you have training wheels…
At midday I took a break for a short bit, so that’s what we’ll do here, and coming up in a short while will be Part 2. Stay tuned!