the nelson family

An family portrait session ending in an abandoned church & treehouse


…I hope you get the idea that this family is extraordinary! They make experimentation and trying things no one else has yet a way of life. They aren’t people who are proud of how different and unreachable they are, but rather welcome everyone into their life that others have dumped out. They’re experts at embracing the mundane as well as the deeply profound, with lots of room for mystery and uncertainty.


“When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.” 

—mr. rogers