Oh how we love the Bates family! We have had so much fun photographing this family on several other occasions and this was no exception. When I talked with Jennifer about this family session she said a few things that stuck in my mind… she talked about making memories at home with her family, celebrating her and Peter’s marriage, and showing off Rockford, the city where their story has unfolded. I knew right away we wanted to spend time with them in their home. Every inch of their home is covered with story and personal touches! I love how they were so relaxed and let us just freeze these memories of a rainy Saturday at home. Afterwards we headed to a Rockford landmark, The Prairie Street Brewhouse, where the Bates family sported their Rockford t-shirts and didn’t cringe when we made them get wet in the rain! 🙂 We love how these photos capture the genuineness of this family!