we are joy

Having had the honor and privilege of photographing Amy and her glorious (and I do mean GLORIOUS) family twice now, there are so many glowing things I could tell you about these guys. But I keep coming back to just one word: JOY. 

They have a banner that reads "we are the Beardshalls" hanging in their home. But, to me, they are more than just the Beardshalls- they are CONNECTION. LOVE. PATIENCE. FAITH. JOY. (You know it's serious when it's all caps, all the time.)

I hope you'll be able to really soak in and feel a bit of what this family is all about through these images. I know I always come away wanting to be a better human after being with Amy & co. 

(Mamiya 645 ProTL and Canon eos3 with Portra 400 +1 film. Processed by The FINDlab)