An Afternoon with the Scharer Family

Family of 5 playing football at Harrington State Beach park. Three boys in the middle

In my last blog post, I shared how lucky we were that Missy from 10Eleven Photography came and photographed a full Day in the Life Session for my family. 

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon photographing Missy, her husband Kyle & their 3 boys on a perfect Wisconsin summer afternoon.

After meeting them at their house, they quickly got ready and we left to spend a day doing their favorite summer activities....lunch at Chick-Fil-A and playing at the beach!

Chick-Fil-A is still fairly new in our neck of the woods, so it was busy!  In the middle of the hustle & bustle at Chick-Fil-A it was awesome to see Missy, Kyle & their boys pause before eating, fold their hands and pray.  

Family of 5 with folded hands praying sitting at a table at Chick-fil-A
Boy drinking out of a straw sitting at a table at Chick-Fil-A in Brookfield, WI
Dad handing son food at table at Chick-Fil-A while other son is eating

Next, we drove to Harrington beach state park where Kyle, Missy and their boys spend a lot of time during the year.  Many people in the Milwaukee area had the same idea on this hot summer day! We found a spot and played played played!!  

Mom helping one son get dressed while other two sons wait
Mom putting sunscreen on one son dad putting sunscreen on another son
Family of 5 playing in the water, half above water half under water photo
Family of 5 playing in the blue water at Harrington Beach State Park, Mom holding two sons hands and dad swinging another son up in the air

Kyle played with the boys in the water for hours---splashing, swimming and swinging them through the air, never hesitating to get right back out there and play when they asked!  When the boys talk, Missy listens with her full attention, giving everyone a turn to be heard. She is there even before they need a hug or their tears wiped!

Dad swinging son up in the air while playing in the water on a sunny day, son smiling
Dad swinging son straight in the air in the water, son laughing
Mom holding and wiping tears of young son who is crying
Dad holding young son on the beach and looking into the distance

Kyle and Missy are such a great team….their boys are so polite, sweet and well behaved! Spending several hours with this family was so special because of how much respect and love they have for each other.  As much as Kyle & Missy love their boys….their boys love them right back:)

I walk away from each of these sessions feeling extremely blessed to be let into peoples lives in such an intimate way.  I love watching families love each other and feel honored that I get to show them this love through my eyes. :)


Please take a few minutes to check out their full slide show below!