This is the family session that photographers dream about. Morning fog, perfect lighting, yellow leaves, kids playing, and awesome parents. Photographing the Skinner family was so much fun. Deric and Ashley are great parents and man, despite the cold weather (yes it was about 35 degrees), these kiddos didn’t complain once! They ran around, played in leaves and laughed at their dad’s jokes. Not to mention, this newborn who was so chill and basically slept through it all.
I have gotten to know Deric, Ashley, Jake, Reid and Reagan through PCC. I work with Deric, who is PCC’s high school minister and Jonathan and I have loved volunteering with the high school youth group and getting to know Deric more.
Deric and Ashley met at Johnson Bible College, got married, and have three sweet kids, Jake, Reid, and Reagan. One of their favorite family memories is going to family reunions in Michigan every summer… as well as the boys meeting Reagan for the first time. They describe their family as happy and value faith, obedience to God, and courage. The Skinner family loves to geocache and play games together. As parents, Deric and Ashley pray that their children will love God more than anything else, be strong, and be kind. One of the biggest challenges they have faced as a family was Ashley’s pregnancy with Reagan. They live by Joshua 1:9 which says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”