I had the pleasure of photographing my boss, Chad, and his super adorable family last week. Chad is the founder of Sharefest, which is a local nonprofit that serves to strengthen communities. Every year, they put on a work day where people volunteer their time and skills to work on various projects throughout the community. These projects range from planting and painting to restoring and refurbishing schools, parks, and community centers. In the summer, they put on a Youth Development Academy that serves underprivileged youth. This camp is unique because it is completely free for the campers, and not only do they have fun playing sports and doing art, but they also learn valuable lessons about how to be a leader in their community. This summer I worked for Sharefest as a camp counselor and a photographer which was such a blast!
What I love about the Mayer family is how humble and caring they are. It's hard to explain, but there is a sense of endearing innocence about families who are rooted in their love and devotion to Jesus Christ. The Mayer's have the best attitudes (even the little one, Bo, who was a little camera shy and had to be bribed with Panera cinnamon rolls) and it was awesome to capture it in photos! My favorite shots were of Chad and his wife, Val. Val is very photogenic and when they were together, they posed beautifully and didn't need any direction at all. Here's some of my favorites!