dandelions, a canoe & the glasbys!

the glasbys are the best friends we never met until we were grown ups.  it’s a rare thing to meet a friend that just feels like home.  that’s what heather (the mama) is to me.  and when we found out that our husbands and kids felt the same way about each other, well that’s pretty much one of the most precious gifts in life.  in a season that felt often lonely and foreign to us after just moving up here to washington, the glasbys forced us into laughing and dance parties and hearty conversation and i was also blessed to witness the birth of their baby girl.  this family is so dear to us.  they are pretty much the most fun and thoughtful folks you’ll ever meet and i hope they never find out that we aren’t nearly as cool as they are.  ;)  i photographed their session here at our home while our apple trees were full of blossoms at the end of april and the meadow thick with dandelions (heather’s favorite “flower”).  they brought their canoe, whom they named sir grizwald, to the pond and they just had a happy little springtime day.  *be sure to scroll down to the very bottom to see my newest little assistant here at my homestead sessions!   ;)

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22 Responses to dandelions, a canoe & the glasbys!

  1. Anastasia Subbotin says:

    Oh Joy! These are absolutely breathtaking! Just wanted to say you are amazing!

  2. Jamie Olsen says:

    Absolutely beautiful family treasures for this gorgeous family!!!

  3. Corlana says:

    gosh. this is so beautiful! that backlight is gorgeous!

  4. Maggie Trice says:

    Stunningly beautiful. Love love love these!!!

  5. Michelle says:

    JOY!!! Holy wow. Totally blown away! And what beauty you get to live within! Amazing :)

  6. danielle says:

    These are amazing!! Gorgeous photos!

  7. hannah elise says:

    umm, you pretty much killed these, Joy!! no words. one the BEST family sessions I’ve seen in a long time.

  8. Resi says:

    What a dream! Dream of a photo session! Dream of a property! Love seeing it through your lens. What a beautiful place you have. What beautiful souls are filling it :) wow!!!

  9. Carly @ Zauberbear says:

    Ohhh, this is *beautiful*! I was gonna say I loved the shots in the tree best, but then I kept scrolling and I can’t possibly say such a thing! You have such an eye for photo shoot designs and angles and composition.

  10. Ali Mooney says:

    Joy… these images are incredible. I am so happy for you and your family to have made your home in a new incredibly beautiful place with new friends. This session is truly a dream.

  11. Melissa Mitchell says:

    Seeing these photos makes me feel so happy and contented. Such an amazing family and you nailed it!

  12. Maegan Keaton says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous Joy! That tree is AMAZING! I want to be there next apple blossom season.

  13. Jocelyn says:

    This makes my heart happy. You are truly something special, Miss Joy Prouty.

  14. Rosie says:

    Of course these are beyond amazing!!!! Yep, we are coming to visit your homestead next time we are in WA and you’ll do pics in that dreamy light :)

  15. Barbara says:

    These are sooo amazing! Which lens did you use?

  16. shayna white says:

    one of my favorite ig people! every photo is perfection!

  17. Sheila Sim says:

    Your pictures are AMAZING – love, love, love!

  18. Emily says:

    Awww! I can’t wait to find fields like this again when we’re done traveling… beautiful!!

  19. Vale B. says:

    Joy, don’t think there is anyone who could make Dandelions look more beautiful than you. The ones of them up in the tree are so so dreamy, they are amazing. And what a fun prop that they brought their canoe. So glad you are finding a family here in Washington. It is so important to have friends you can call family when family isn’t here and to share all those special and ordinary moments of life with.

  20. Desiree says:

    SO beautiful! Both the story and the photos.

  21. Abby says:

    these photographs are so, so gorgeous. perfection.

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