The Musial Family

Christine and Matthew are high school sweethearts.  Christine told me that it was love at first sight for her, but it took Matt awhile :)  They were inseparable until Christine left for college.  They did the long distance thing and Christine graduated college early to be with her guy!

11 years after they started dating and 3 years after they got married Christine and Matthew had Charlotte.  She’s a girly girl who loves flowers, princesses, and sparkly shoes!  She’s a ball of energy!  Spunky, fun, and a sweetheart!  It took her a bit to warm up, but once she got going she did she didn’t stop!

Dylan is 8 months old.  I love that age!  They can sit, but can’t crawl (ie easy to photograph because they can’t move!) and are oh, so happy!  As soon as he got out of the car he was all smiles!

I had a ton of fun with the Musial family!  Although, we did have a little scare.  I shoot in fields all the time and I knew one day I would have a snake encounter.  Last Monday was the day.  I was shooting cute Dylan and moved to get a different angle.  As I was about to stand up something made me look to my left and there was a big, nasty snake a foot away from me!  It was white and pink and did I mention BIG?  I did my best to not act scared because I didn’t want to scare Charlotte, but I think I jumped a mile high and ran really fast screaming, “There’s a snake!  There’s a snake!”.  Luckily Matthew knew it was an albino California King snake and that it wasn’t poisonous.  But, I’m not going to lie, it scared the crap out of me!  Yuck!


I think a lot of people would have scooped their kids up and ran as fast as they could to their cars, but Christine and Matt were totally cool and we went about our session!

Thanks, Christine and Matthew!  I had a lot of fun getting to know your family!  Here’s your slideshow!

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8 Responses to The Musial Family

  1. Andrea says:

    Beautiful session and yucky snakes! I just came across a king snake on a session from this weekend. I screamed and it slithered away. It was big!

  2. Christine says:

    Thanks Drew, they are great! Looking back, I think it’s totally funny that we thought it was no big deal that we were shooting right by a huge snake (Looks like we won’t be accepting the Parents of the Year award) :) Before he slithered off, I was so certain he was dead! Very fun shoot, snakes and all…..thanks again.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I would’ve totally been the parent to grab my daughter and run…….I like how you took the time to take a picture of it ;)

  4. Bobbie Brown says:

    Seriously I am so terrified of snakes it is not even funny. Even that picture scares me!

    These pictures are awesome (no surprise there!) I LOVE the kissing shot of the whole family.. so sweet!

  5. Megg says:

    The shot of the family on the blanket is priceless! My fav for sure! Beautiful work Drew!

  6. Ashley says:

    Mountain lions, snakes…girl I think you just have bad luck sometimes! So glad no one was hurt. And that snake looks like it was huge!

  7. Ok, I must tell you because of that first picture of the snake in the grass you have terrified me about taking picures in long grass. Now, I have to wait till fall when all the little creepy crawlers are hibernating.

  8. drewb says:

    Just wear boots, Marissa! That’s what I do. Even if it’s 100 degrees out. If I’m shooting in a field I wear boots!

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