I think it is a pretty safe statement to say, “If you know the Valle family…you LOVE them!” Truly, they are just amazing! I will forever be grateful to Rachelle because she is really the one who helped my daughter Mackenzie to know God. She poured herself into Kenz and loved her into the Kingdom. Those teenage years were quite a challenge for me as a mom and I am so thankful that Rachelle was there as my partner, another shoulder for my child to lean on and learn from. Then, we were all so thrilled when she and Kirk got together. So perfect for one another! I don’t think I have ever seen the two of them without huge smiles on their faces and with a willingness to love up on anyone close to them.
We met up at Summers Past Farms for this session and if you have never been there before, you should go! It is a quaint little farm with beautiful gardens, an adorable little store, and an outside coffee house/cafe. Perfect for an afternoon with friends or family. Great place to picnic or just sit and chat with a friend.
I hadn’t met these two beautiful babies yet and I was so excited! Riley, the oldest was a little shy at first…for about a hot second, and then she loved being in front of the camera. I always think it is so funny that parents are concerned about their kids being perfect for the photographer, but I just love being around kids and love it when they let that go and have a good time! I want to see the kids be themselves, even if there is a meltdown or two (there were no meltdowns for Miss Riley; she was a happy little bug). I want to capture who they really are and I think that in the short time we were together, I got to see a glimpse into Riley’s wonderful personality. She’s something special! She’s got a strong personality and she’s going to be a powerful woman as she grows up! She comes from a strong line of women who are a force to be reckoned with! You go, girl!
Kirk and Rachelle, you have such a beautiful family and it is so apparent how much God has blessed you all. Thank you for loving all of us and for your time in the Teen Ministry where you wrapped your arms around our youth and showed them what it is like to have a relationship with God. You are truly a joy to all of us who know you and we are so grateful to have you in our lives!