First and foremost, I absolutely adore this family.

They are my family, which makes it even better.

Kendelle is the type of friend you want to have: she is fierce, honest, loyal, generous, and so ridiculously thoughtful. She is a fierce mama bear and I hope my boys grow knowing how much I love them, as I can see her boys know how much she loves them.

Here are a few of my favorites from our November session at Powell Butte Nature Park in Portland, OR: