family photojournalism :: the marsalese family

This summer, Cherith and I did a session swap! What a gift to know another gifted family documentary photographer in the greater Grand Rapids area! I joked with Cherith that she is the town mouse and I am the city mouse, but though we live in different scenery, there's a great deal we have in common (including the fact that we are both birth photographers and had our babies at home with the same midwife). It felt familiar in some ways to go out to her home and photograph her with her little tribe. They live with intention and grace, quietly and simply, complete with homeschooling, chickens, and backyard bonfires. The boys have a tree fort and rope swing, and their littlest one loves eating the blackberries that grow on their property. I'll stop talking and let the photos speak for themselves.