the beaman family invited me into their home in jackson hole, wyoming to document their summertime in this beautiful current chapter of life for their family. they all planned to meet in jackson hole at the river house and i would meet them there as well… the place where they all gathered each year for summertime and Christmastime and to pack in as many memories as possible in the short time they were all together. the barn out in the flower pasture was brought to the property all the way from virginia and put back together out there in the perfect spot. as their daughters flew in, each from a different school, i got to spend a magical afternoon beforehand with a good man and his boy and their dog, their favorite thing to do together. i got to stand back and soak in all in, a true postcard of scenery before my eyes with the snow peaked Grand Teton Mountains in the background! the next morning as everyone trickled in, i sat at their breakfast table and listened to stories from years past and crazy summer adventures along the water's edge in that house. i had fresh pancakes made by mama with extra butter to the sounds of laughter. the boys were out kayaking, the ladies knitted and then played volleyball out in the yard (they were competitive, it was awesome) and i had the honor of photographing the rest of their day in the sunshine. i loved the whole experience of this. the gathering. the time set aside with intention to love and savor. and then the documentation of memory making where the whole family can be themselves, doing the things each of them hopes the children remember most when they are grown. i am so looking forward to photographing more of these family reunion weekend gatherings in my harvest sessions this coming year.