The Metcalf Family

Missy and Jeff have been together since they were teenagers.  They fell in love young, got married young, and also had to deal with incredible hardships at a young age.  Seven months after they were married Jeff was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  They were told that he was not going to make it.  But, they didn’t give up.  Missy stayed by his side and helped him fight it.  And now, 13 years later, their marriage is stronger than ever, Jeff is healthy and they have a beautiful daughter Lily.  Lily just turned two and she is a beautiful little girl.  Missy warned me that she is very serious.  Having an almost two year old myself I thought I’d be able to get some smiles out of her.  I used every trick in the book and Missy is right!  Lily is a very happy little girl, just very serious :)  She loves her big, red ball and her George.  Lily actually likes to take pictures rather than be in them.  A budding photographer perhaps?

I love how through the struggles that Missy and Jeff had to endure early on in their marriage they were able to realize that they shouldn’t take life too seriously and really live in the moment.  Just through email correspondence with Missy I could tell that she is a very happy go lucky person and takes things in stride.  And from seeing the way they interact with Lily you can just tell how they love to be together.  To have the chance to be a family.  Lily is very lucky to have parents like that!

Here’s the slideshow!

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5 Responses to The Metcalf Family

  1. Missy says:


    Thank you so much for all that you have done for us. This was our first family photo-shoot even though we have been married for 13 years. Looking at your artwork makes me smile and cry with joy! Words can not explain how talented you are, and how you can actually capture the people in their elements. I have fallen in love with my husband and daughter all over again!

    Thank you,

    Missy Metcalf

  2. Marianne says:

    I have known Missy since junior high. I know how Jeff and Lily are lucky to have her in their lives! What wonderful photos of a beautiful family!! You captured them so well.

  3. Tonia says:

    Being a fellow photographer… I am so picky when it comes to other photographers work as I am sure you know. These are absolutely amazing!!! Just like Missy said, you captured them in their element & the whole time I was looking at these I was warm & fuzzy inside & beaming with a huge smile. :) It makes me want to pack up my family & drive the 6 hours to have you do our family pictures!! Seriously!!

  4. Candice says:

    love the table and chairs! ingenious idea!

  5. Courtney says:

    No stinkin’ way! I know them! Jeff’s dad has been the pastor at the church I grew up going to for the past 28 years. Small world!

    Great pictures!

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