I have so many things in my noggin' right now, I don't even know where to begin. I am a photographer. It's what I do, and it fills me-- the "creative" me-- in a way that nothing else does.

I love photographing life. I hate posing people, I hate cheesy images. I love it when people will be themselves, and let me witness it. It's only THEN that the magic happens. I feel that I give a gift, part of my heart, every time I deliver an order to a client.

Every time I book a wedding or portrait session, I marvel that someone would trust me that much. I don't sell photographs, I document time and memories and emotions and feelings. It occurred to me earlier this summer that I really don't know how my clients feel. I have wonderful friends who are photographers. (Not "just" photographers, but people with extreme talent for what they do.) We trade. We swap. It's easy. It's free. The images are wonderful. And I love shooting my friends' families, and love it when they photograph mine.

But I wanted a different experience. I wanted to know how my clients feel. I wanted to show up, be photographed, and receive a lovely little package in the mail. And I wanted to hire a stranger to photograph us. So, through a friend, I found a couple that I decided to trust. I paid them for their services. Without any hesitation, I can scream from the rooftops that (GOOD) photography is an investment!! And I believe it even more now, as I've paid for it. I hired Roger and Lyndzee (EPLove) because I liked their style... it resonated with my own style. I could envision putting their work on my walls. So I contacted them, and they were kind enough to take me on (weddings are their primary focus). They didn't blink when my big ol' hairy pup jumped out of the car. They were fun and easy and I could tell from the moment we started, I was going to be happy with the results.

Today, I got the results. And I've cried, because I am SO.DARN.HAPPY. These images are priceless to me. PRICELESS! And here, I share them with you.

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I have so many things in my noggin' right now, I don't even know where to begin. I am a photographer. It's what I do, and it fills me-- the "creative" me-- in a way that nothing else does.

I love photographing life. I hate posing people, I hate cheesy images. I love it when people will be themselves, and let me witness it. It's only THEN that the magic happens. I feel that I give a gift, part of my heart, every time I deliver an order to a client.

Every time I book a wedding or portrait session, I marvel that someone would trust me that much. I don't sell photographs, I document time and memories and emotions and feelings. It occurred to me earlier this summer that I really don't know how my clients feel. I have wonderful friends who are photographers. (Not "just" photographers, but people with extreme talent for what they do.) We trade. We swap. It's easy. It's free. The images are wonderful. And I love shooting my friends' families, and love it when they photograph mine.

But I wanted a different experience. I wanted to know how my clients feel. I wanted to show up, be photographed, and receive a lovely little package in the mail. And I wanted to hire a stranger to photograph us. So, through a friend, I found a couple that I decided to trust. I paid them for their services. Without any hesitation, I can scream from the rooftops that (GOOD) photography is an investment!! And I believe it even more now, as I've paid for it. I hired Roger and Lyndzee (EPLove) because I liked their style... it resonated with my own style. I could envision putting their work on my walls. So I contacted them, and they were kind enough to take me on (weddings are their primary focus). They didn't blink when my big ol' hairy pup jumped out of the car. They were fun and easy and I could tell from the moment we started, I was going to be happy with the results.

Today, I got the results. And I've cried, because I am SO.DARN.HAPPY. These images are priceless to me. PRICELESS! And here, I share them with you.

 webTUCKER FAMILY-11.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-16.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-17.jpgwebTuckAug11_01.jpgwebTuckAug11_02.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-43 copy.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-44.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-51 copy.jpgwebTuckAug11_03.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-56.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-61.jpgwebTuckAug11_04.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-80.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-82.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-83.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-86.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-88 copy.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-89.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-93.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-95.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-98.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-107.jpgwebTUCKER FAMILY-106.jpg



Comments
Anonymous says:

Sighhhhh. I love this family!

(09.14.11 @ 09:39 PM)
amy s. says:

wow

(09.14.11 @ 09:47 PM)
Melissa says:

WOW!!! Those are definetly AMAZING!!!

(09.14.11 @ 09:56 PM)
Monica J. says:

This made me cry! Beautiful.

(09.14.11 @ 09:58 PM)
jaleen says:

lovely photos!!!

(09.14.11 @ 10:02 PM)
Jennifer N says:

Rachel. I want to cry with you. I love these photos and I love that you were on the other side. These images are truly priceless, just beautiful.

(09.14.11 @ 10:25 PM)
rebecca says:

Love love love. You are as gorgeous as ever and your family could not be more adorable. I love the second to last one, that sibling connection is to die for. :) Enjoy these sweetie! :)

(09.15.11 @ 04:21 AM)
Kamee Nuzman says:

which on makes the cmas card? that's the true question!!!? love you guys so much!! these are just incredible!!! xoxoxo me

(09.15.11 @ 05:59 AM)
Jen says:

Sigh....so wonderful. I'm so glad you did this! I love them all and I can't wait to see them all over your house. Love you guys!!

(09.15.11 @ 06:38 AM)
Brock Weaver says:

WOW!! What a beautiful family. Love these!!

(09.15.11 @ 08:34 AM)
Jessica says:

Oh my LOVE these! I can't wait for new fam pics. I love my old ones, but there is just something about the new ones. Like you said - it captures that moment in time FOREVER and you will always have the memories of what you did during those moments. Love these. :) They are beautiful.

(09.15.11 @ 08:43 AM)
Lindsey says:

So beautiful!! I can see why you don't mind paying the money. Lovely!

(09.15.11 @ 08:47 AM)
Rhea says:

Beautiful! I'm sure you knew a comment like this was coming - where is your ruffled shirt from??? It is EXACTLY what I have been looking for for some family pics!

(09.15.11 @ 08:56 AM)
Kristie says:

Oh my sweet goodness... beautiful! So full of life and love and gorgeous faces (and fluffiness, love the Molly shot!). The only problem, they make me miss you more!! Cannot wait to see what you do with them in your home. By the way, the ones of you and J, WOWZA!! Love you guys!!

(09.15.11 @ 09:58 AM)
Rachel Olsen says:

Rachel- I absolutely and utterly adore these! It is so fun to see your beautiful family on the other side of the lens. Gorgeous!

(09.15.11 @ 10:36 AM)
Anonymous says:

Rachel I just love these photos. You and Justin are just amazing together and you have gorgeous children.

(09.15.11 @ 11:52 AM)
Kathi Cook says:

Words cannot describe how much I LOVE every single one of these photos of you and your family, Rach. So sweet and beautiful

(09.16.11 @ 07:51 AM)
Alison Connor says:

Love these so much! What a beautiful family you have...and yes, all over your house!

(09.21.11 @ 04:00 AM)
Gen says:

Gorgeous, gorgeous, funny and gorgeous. :) Thanks for the smile!

(09.26.11 @ 06:17 PM)
Lindsay Silsby says:

LOVE them all! How will you find all of the wall space, I would want every single one LARGE and out for all to see! So beautiful that fam of yours and YOU for crying out loud....looking hot!! xo

(09.27.11 @ 02:32 PM)
Kathy Frederickson says:

Justin & Rachel, what a beautiful family you have, you all look great. Enjoy having your kids at home and around you, because in a blink of an eye- they are grown & gone. There is no better time than where you guys are right now. Love you guys- and miss you .

(10.05.11 @ 02:53 PM)
kittrean tanner cook says:

These are beautiful... you are beautiful. wow.

(10.20.11 @ 08:40 PM)