this family is so dear to my heart. so dear. jenn and tony have adopted me and my little family into their hearts and have been spiritual parents to us these last several years. so there are many, many things i have learned and assimilated from them. and though this may be one of the shallower lessons, i have learned from them that beauty matters. choose to surround yourself with beautiful things. if you choose to bring only lovely things into your home space, even your messes will be beautiful. :) jenn bravely resisted the temptation to "style" her home and her kids for this session, allowing me instead just to come photodocument a a typical afternoon in their household. but even without the "styling," there was ample beauty and inspiration to be found in the simplicity of the life this family has built together and the affection they so quickly express for one another.