Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I've had several people remind me over the last few days that I promised a lot of posting last week...and failed; so, I'm trying desperately to make up for it this week! Yesterday I posted Trent's Senior Pictures (see post below), and today we have the Anderson family!

My sister Kim and her family live in northern Minnesota...what my family calls "The Great White Nort'". Every year during the summer I make the trip up to spend time with her family and all of her great friends. I used to go up over 4th of July and partake in their killer annual celebration; however, this year I decided to pick a more Colby-conducive weekend.

Kim and her husband Scott hadn't had a family picture taken since they were married five years ago, and while Kim and I had discussed it briefly in passing, it was Scott who took the lead on this project! The night I got up there he took me on a 45-minute 4-wheeler drive through hills, pastures, and streams to scope out beautiful sites for their pictures! It was the most fun I've ever had looking for possible locations!

A few of my favorites are below. Click here to see more of their family pictures.

Jacob is 2 1/2 and picked that night to be my best friend. He wanted to help me with the camera vs. being in the pictures. But, we still managed to get a bunch of fun shots of the little guy!

Scott and Kim just purchased a combine, and Scott washed it all up so that it could be in the background.

You know me. I'm a sucker for a candid image...especially one as sweet as this.

Isn't my brother-in-law handsome? To get to this hill in a wheat field, Scott had to take each of us on a 10-minute 4-wheeler ride through trees and brush. Scott, Kendall, and I went first to test out the light before he went back for Kim and Jacob.

Props to my excellent assistant for the night: Our sister Kendall!

Jacob loved playing in the wheat field.

But he loved playing on the fence at his grandparents' farm even more!

Kim and Scott displaying their ornery relationship.

Probably my favorite picture of the day.

My favorite picture of Jacob that day. He's practicing his GQ pose for when he gets older.

Thanks for checking in!!! Kelly


Rankin Family said...

We love them!! great pictures! who knew Scott takes such great pictures!!
What a cute family! my favorite is Kim and Scott laughing by the fence! beautiful pictures!!
We are now going to make and appointment with the great Kelly also..

Anonymous said...

Again, Kelly, thank you, thank you, thank you! We are so excited to have some real pictures of all of us. And I really appreciate that you made Scott and I take some shots together as well! Though the ones of Scott were just for test shots, I'm totally ordering them! And, you managed to get so many good ones of Jacob even though he wanted to be by your side the entire time!!
These are awesome! It's going to be so hard to pick favorites!
Thanks again,

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures Kelly (and the Andersons)!! I love the ones of Jacob on the fence.

Can't wait to see you in 3 weeks!


Jen Robinson said...

What beautiful pictures!!!!!!! You are so talented...and had great subject matter to work with. :)

As I've said before...I am booking you have to take my wedding pictures....if that ever happens. :)

Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jen Robinson said...

Ooops! I meant to say I am booking you to take my wedding pictures....

Typo! Typo! Typo!

Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

just wanted to tell you how great all the pics are from the last two posts. I love the light and the sky in some of them. And I love all the ones in the wheat field. I must say your nephew is the cutest little thing. All the pics of him made me smile. You take FAB pics!
Love ERIN M.

Brittany said...

These pictures turned out AWESOME. Not only do Kim Scott and Jacob look great in all of them, but the backgrounds are beautiful! They are soooo good!

Anonymous said...

Kelly these pictures are amazing! You did a great job capturing their personalities.
Nicole Larson

Anonymous said...

Great job Kelly! I told Kim I do not know which one to order! They are all so good! I can't wait until our photo shoot!
Love - Kori

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these pictures!!! I had so much fun doing the shoot with you!! Sorry I wasn't an awesome assistant and didn't really know what the heck I was doing, but thanks for making me feel good about myself!!

Good job!!
Love ya!

Anonymous said...

All of those photos were fantastic!!!! I loved all of them so much! Now I really can't wait to do Henry's 6 month photos and I am sure Tony will have to drag out some tractor to be in those so I am glad you have experience! :)