This family is so dear to our family. I knew Matt & Jess before I moved to the West Coast, but since moving back, we've become great friends. They look to my parents for marriage/parenting wisdom, and now I feel like Dave and I do the same with them! These people are super humble, kind, generous, and HILARIOUS. Their girls, Lily and Ellie, are a trip, and are not only beautiful, but always overflowing with life and energy. They fill every room (and outdoor amphitheater 😂) they come into. In a word, the Jones family is FUN.
They have also been foster parents to two sweet boys since last year, and so some of the photos have their faces blocked for their privacy and protection. These boys, especially because of the age they are, had me laughing our whole session. Keep your eyes peeled for the best photo of the day when J threw up a dab.
We spent an hour running up and down the stage and steps of Forest Theater on UNC's campus. This was a favorite spot of mine in college, and is a GREAT location for family pictures. If you ever have the chance to see a performance here, do it! It's always so gorgeous and entertaining.
These beautiful sisters!! Can you EVEN!?
Matt and Jess both went to Carolina, and Matt was in the acapella group Psalm 100 while in college, so it was fun to have him playing music in this amphitheater on campus. The girls were WAY into the singing, and it turned into some screaming hilarity by the end.
I love you, Joneses!! Thanks for your friendship, and for the honor of photographing your beautiful family.