I am always so honored when friends ask me to photograph their families, and the Beyer's are no exception. I've known Andrew and Erin for about 10 years now. Andrew and my husband , Tony, were classmates and friends growing up in grade school. When my husband and I first started dating, they were one of the first friends that Tony introduced me to. We went over to their house (which was reassuring that the guy I was dating actually had some married friends and not just all singleton friends that wanted to party all of the time) to watch a Colt's playoff game. I remember walking into their house and for some reason Tony introduced me to Andrew as "Kari" or "Katie" - I can't remember exactly but I know it was some "K" name not my own (yes, really!!) Andrew looked at me and said "Kelly, right?" Maybe Tony was nervous that he was actually bringing a girl to a friend event or totally just had a brain freeze - either way, Andrew and Erin made me feel comfortable from the first time meeting them and they have been great friends ever since.
Our oldest kids share a birthday (different years) and they are the Godparents to our eldest Louis. We have watched each other's families grow and have shared in happy times and sad times. We missed them a ton when they spent 5 years (I think that number is correct) in Michigan for Erin's work. We did visit them once on a very very very cold weekend in January and they made the drive back to Indy several times since both are from here. We were elated when they moved back to Indy and into a house that is only 10 minutes away from us. We have vacationed together, celebrated numerous kid birthdays - there have been pool parties (thanks to Erin's parents), play dates, Indy 500's, dinners, Colts games, and on and on. Having friends that are sharing in the same walk of life that you are is an amazing feeling. Tony and I are so grateful for their friendship.
Andrew and Erin celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary this past October. Their lives are now full with girliness with 5 year old Katelyn and 9 month old Caroline. Apparently Katelyn and my son Louis are going to get married someday and we'll then be related. (:
We had a blast at our session. Miss Caroline was a bit upset at first but she warmed up. Katelyn was a perfect model just as I knew she would be. (: And Andrew and Erin, you were pretty awesome too (: I can't leave you out. (: