meeting the bouma family

The Bouma family came from West Seattle to meet me at Golden Gardens. These guys were such troopers.  Even after almost losing a shoe in the mud and nearly running out of treats to help Jack tolerate the shoot, they kept smiling.  And we ended up with one of my favorite kinds of family photos; a moment that captures the pure joy in-between all of the hard parts, which kind of sums up parenthood.