The Harker Family Holiday Sessions

by Carrie Helms

Have you ever met someone, and felt like you've known them your whole life...?! That is how I felt with this sweet family. The Harkers won the "Holiday Sessions" contest back in September, and have been patiently waiting for their session.

As a photographer, I am always meeting new families, every single weekend. It can be a little overwhelming, as I am super shy person. However, when I saw Beka, she just had this huge sparkly smile that made me take a deep breath, and think "ok, no need to be nervous!" Her husband was just as sweet, and an incredible gentleman (as Beka and I waddled with our pregnant bellies up and down through the park, he helped carry my photography props!) And Finley, goodness gracious...I had to blink away a tear or two a couple times, he was just so precious. The sun kept shining just right on his eyes and smile. He reminded me so much of my son: all boy, all over anything he could possibly climb or roll down, and really not into the whole "let's take pictures" thing...however, he had no problem giving sweet, random hugs and kisses throughout the session to his mom and dad. I left my heart melted all over the lawn of that park that day.

Beka, thank you for allowing me to photograph your precious, growing family!

Here are the photos you "haven't seen". *Click on the photos to scroll through the gallery.*