Sarah Markus Photography ~ Family session
There was so much to celebrate when I did the Koopman’s family session this fall! It was Shawn and Justine’s 10th wedding anniversary, which also happened to be their son Brayden’s birthday! We did an outdoor session, and I loved how the fall light filtered through the trees. This family of six looked stunning together, and we had so much fun.
When Shawn and Justine were in ninth grade, he sent her a note that said asking if she would go out with him. It even had two boxes to check yes or no. A lot of great love stories have started this way, and this sure is one of them. Starting to date at 13 means there might be a break or two in the relationship, but the last time they got together they were engaged within a month, and married four months after that, so I’d say it was meant to be!
As fellow dairy farmers, I know their life is as hectic as ours, but they wouldn’t have it any other way! They love to be together doing all their different activities, going to the The Royal Winter Fair, and teaching their kids to embrace everyone’s differences, and love wholeheartedly. I loved photographing these siblings together, they were so silly and loving. Kailyn is the oldest sister, and she loves crafts. She can also tell you all the details about cows in the barn! Brayden, the one and only boy, loves legos, bikes and the outdoors. He was thrilled his “birthday” session was outside! Madelyn, the middle sister loves following her older sister around, and Addison, the baby is almost two and cute as a button. With three older siblings, she is not afraid to stick up for herself!
There is nothing like a fall family session outside, I’m so glad the Koopman’s included me in celebrating this special occasion.
Sarah Markus is a photographer based out of Belleville, Ontario, specializing in newborn, family, baby, and maternity photography.