Could we possibly get a prettier family to photograph??  Anna and Chip are amazing parents and incredible people.  If you ever meet them, you must hear their story.  They have, and continue to, overcome so much – beautiful examples of people who turn lemons into lemonade and are truly better for their trials.  Anna is also a photographer and will be partnering with me in a new venture catering to high school seniors.  Sean and I are huge supporters of the Roadside Families Project and we knew that Anna’s family would be the perfect choice for our contribution! :o)  

For those of you who don’t know, Roadside Families was started by our dear friends the Coopers with the goal in mind that photographers would ensure that their colleagues would have photos with their families.  One photographer photographs another, and in accepting the gift, the recipient agrees to photograph another photographer’s family and so on the chain goes.  So many of us don’t make time for personal photos, or are always behind the lens and it’s the photos of your whole family together that are so valuable and yet so overlooked.  If you’re a photographer and can take part in the Roadside Families Project, we encourage you to do so!

Without further adieu, I give you the Oh-So-Gorgeous Crane family…


The ladies…


The guys…


The child model/movie star in the making.  She’s so completely enchanting, isn’t she?


This little boy has been accurately deemed by his mother as “my moose”.  I just love him!  Such a rough and tumble little ball of laughter. :o)












After the kiddos went home with the babysitter, we had a little couple time to celebrate Anna and Chip’s 10 year anniversary.  Wow guys!  Congrats!


If I could have Anna’s eyes, hair, and lips – that would be ok with me.  I’m just sayin’!






and of course you’ve seen this one but I love it so…the end. :o)




  1. anna on July 6, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I don’t know what to say…i want these billboard size…wrap my house in them. do you think the hoa would allow it? you must know how we will treasure these images – thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!!

  2. Stacey on July 6, 2009 at 9:01 am

    WOW!! These are amazing. Anna, NOW you can know the feeling you have given everyone else who you have photographed. its about time you get your turn in front of the camera. Completely stunning, and Hugh?!?….what a ham! i love you guys!

  3. stacey on July 6, 2009 at 9:01 am

    WOW!! These are amazing. Anna, NOW you can know the feeling you have given everyone else who you have photographed. its about time you get your turn in front of the camera. Completely stunning, and Hugh?!?….what a ham! i love you guys

  4. Chip on July 6, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Thanks McLellans! These are great.

  5. Amber Hughes on July 6, 2009 at 10:02 am

    What a stylish family! I love that mom wore a ball gown… seriously awesome!

  6. Emily Beaty on July 6, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Beautiful!!! Love her dress! These are gorgeous. :)

  7. Nana Annie Baby on July 6, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Absolutely stunning. I am so proud they are my family!!!

  8. marcia truitt on July 6, 2009 at 10:28 am

    These images are absolutely beautiful! I love the last one especially!

  9. Amanda Wilcher on July 6, 2009 at 10:59 am

    These are so wonderful! What great attire, gorgeous people, and breathtaking photos! I love it!

  10. mary crow on July 6, 2009 at 11:46 am

    These are lovely!! Beautiful family! I believe Anna is hosting the Cheryl Jacobs workshop this September??
    Anna your work is gorgeous!

  11. Priscila G on July 6, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    OMG, these are beatiful! What a gorgeous family! The photos are amazing – as always, fantastic work!

  12. KariAnne on July 7, 2009 at 9:15 am

    What a great location, the Carnton Plantation. Love the history there! Beautiful family gorgeous shots, mas Kudos!

  13. Amy Lynn on July 8, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Nice…That is a good lookin family!

  14. Arlene C. Schaefer on July 8, 2009 at 10:22 am

    WOW- What can I say- they are truly beautiful on the inside and outside- God has blessed them and blessed us to be Anna’s parents
    Great photography!
    Mom and Dad

  15. ohana photographers - david & kimi on July 8, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    oooo that last one made my heart skip a beat.

  16. Krystal :: Mint & Sage on July 9, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Loving that sepia image! Classic! :) And congrats Sean on the WPPI win, that’s fantastic!

  17. Becka @Studio222 Photography on July 9, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Love them. I love their wardrobe! So elegant but still hip. Beautiful!

  18. Ashley on July 9, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Now THESE are family portraits! I love the settings and their outfits and everything about this shoot! Awesome!

  19. sarah on July 10, 2009 at 8:35 am

    My favorite family session EVER..Period!!!! This rocks!!

  20. mel on July 14, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    You guys are awesome! Thank you so much! :o)

  21. ben and laura on July 14, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    you two rock .. awesome shoot.

  22. Anonymous on July 21, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    oh my goodness… i know this person…well, sorta. :)
    these are amazing! just simply
    what a beautiful, beautiful family
    well deserve it, anna. congrats! :)

  23. joy marie on August 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

    absolutely incredible…love the last few shots. so, if we sign up for Roadside Families can we pick you for our photographer too?? :)

  24. Mel on August 12, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Thank you so much everyone! Joy – email me! :o)

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