greer family // family portraits

This past weekend is always a wonderful weekend, being able to celebrate the Independence of this blessed country we live in is hard to capture in words. But, as I was sitting in church yesterday, singing our beautiful National Anthem, I was reminded in it’s fourth verse what makes it so memorable and special to me:

“O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

I hope we all (Americans or citizens living in this amazing land) remember the many, many great and very serious sacrifices of the men that signed the Declaration of Indepence and the many thousands that fought to protect our Freedom.  I believe that we live in a land that was preserved by God and it is our duty to help keep that reason prominent in our minds and across the nation.

Now, what better way to celebrate this great nation than by sharing what I believe to be at the core of our mortal existence, and the fundamental core of our nation: the family.  The Greer family contacted me a while back about creating family portraits that were very dear and important to them.  Shannon mentioned that it could very well be some of the very last portraits where the entire family is together and I thank them for trusting me with such an important occasion.  If you know them, you’ll know that they have an AWESOME family and I was proud to be able to help create something so meaningful!  Thanks again, look forward to working with you all in the future!

We photographed a LOT of individual families, some fun a crazy individual portraits, a LARGE group photo, and even a group portrait where ALL the grandkids are smiling . . . that’s an accomplishment itself :)  Hope you enjoy!

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

I LOVED these, there are so many more too, this is just a tip of the iceberg of fun

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

Aren’t they a good looking family?

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

And the reason this all started, they are 2 awesome people with one amazing family, thanks Greers!

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

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6 Comments

  1. Lance Greer
    July 6, 2010 at 2:08 pm ·

    Spencer, you did a great job!! We all appreciate the time and effort you took to make these photos a life long treasure. We are grateful we were led to you, so that we could make this trip and family photo session something we all won’t forget. Thanks again, Lance

  2. Wendy Skousen
    July 6, 2010 at 7:50 pm ·

    Spencer,
    I can’t tell you how impressed I was with your skills!!! The pictures were far above what I expected them to be. I still can’t believe you memorized all the kids names and didn’t mess them up once!!!! You are an amazing photographer and I hope to use you again in the future:) You made this an awesome experience for my whole family!
    Thank you,
    Wendy Skousen

  3. kandra owens
    July 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm ·

    Yes..dido what everyone else said. These will be cherished for a very long time. Hopefully we will meet again in the future!

    Thank,
    Kandra

  4. Hannah
    July 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm ·

    Spencer, great blog! We all need to be reminded of what’s important in this life. Awesome pics! It’s great to see a positive depiction of the family.

  5. July 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm ·

    Just stumbled upon your blog today, great work! Captivating pictures. I love your style. Keep it up! :)

  6. Dawna Greer
    July 26, 2010 at 1:25 am ·

    Thanks so much for making the photo session so enjoyable–not even the little ones got cranky and that is a real accomplishment!!! I too was amazed that you learned everyone’s names so quickly and never made a mistake–even I can’t do that! Every picture was print-worthy! What a treasure to have!

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