Kendall Johns Family | Creative shoot

I have a wonderfully talented photographer/friend that approached me to do her family Christmas photos.

Kendall is also a great photographer, so it was an HONOR to be asked to do her family photos!  Obviously, I jumped at the chance.  She is talented, but also so hilariously funny, a RIOT to be around, and super-spunky!  Everything that makes you enjoy just being in her presence.  It also doesn’t hurt that she is simply beautiful!


I am so very lucky to have a client family of mine that owns an absolutely breath-taking piece of land that they allow me to photograph on, so we headed there.

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The idea for this creative shoot was ENTIRELY Kendall’s.  I cannot take any of that credit whatsoever!  She is a genius!  Who doesn’t LOVE hot chocolate when it is 38 degrees and windy?  Except she may have forgotten the hot chocolate, so we totally faked it with chocolate milk picked up at the nearest gas station. ;)  Wing it when you have to, baby!  And don’t sweat the small stuff.



Admit it, you can’t even tell it isn’t real hot chocolate. HAAAAA!

I cannot tell you what an absolute JOY it was to receive her Christmas card in the mail featuring MY work on it.  I have to admit, I still have it hanging on my fridge. HA!


After we finished with her beautiful, creative concept shoot, she let me play.  (It’s nice to have friends that let you play!)  It was so sweet to see her boys different personalities come out.  Talking with them individually allowed me to get to know them more, and to help them relax.  Boys sometimes need that extra little nudge….and it doesn’t hurt that I have 5 boys and happen to speak very fluent “BOY”. ;)


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And, of course, I so dearly love to photograph the parents together as well.  I think I can count on ONE hand the number of photos that my husband and I have together in nearly 22 years we have been married.  It is so important to remember the husband and wife.


Kendall has such handsome boys!


My name is Dana Suggs, and I have an addiction to silhouette photographs.

I own it.

And, obviously, THIS would be why:


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Thank you, Kendall, for letting me play with your family!  They are simply PRECIOUS, and I truly treasure our friendship!

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And for good measure, and because I secretly know Miss Kendall  loves purses, I played a little.


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2 Responses to “Kendall Johns Family | Creative shoot”

  1. Shelley January 9, 2014 5:41 pm #

    I love your portraits matter image with the purse vs the family photos!!!!


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