When I first met Matt (Dad), he was wearing a Viagra tie. At church. Which was mildly amusing but shock value doesn't go far with me. Then I met his gorgeous red-headed wife and I thought, "I want her in front of my lens!" Then we talked about their travels to Egypt, their life as young newlyweds in the middle of nowhere Vermont, and her passion for paddle boarding. Really their passion for life. For keeping it real. As real as a 6 foot tall bald man riding a Vespa with a bowtie can be. (for realz)
Almost three years later I found out, that while they were diligent in getting photos of their four gorgeous kids, Mom and Dad hadn't been in a family photo. Ever. Now they wanted the quintessential Family Photo, Sager style. And I was the one for the job.
Once I swallowed my nerves, we had an amazing time. Those kids! So smart, so chill, so unique and confident. And Mom and Dad were brilliant at keeping the energy level up while remaining relaxed. Such a good time! And it shows in the final product.
We captured the Sagers, just how they are right now. For real.