The Ober Family | Giving is Awesome

Houston Family Photographer | Giving is Awesome
Houston Family Photographer | Giving is Awesome
Houston Family Photographer | Giving is Awesome
Houston Family Photographer | Giving is Awesome
Houston Family Photographer | Giving is Awesome
Houston Family Photographer | Giving is Awesome
Houston Family Photographer | Giving is Awesome
Houston Family Photographer | Giving is Awesome
Houston Family Photographer | Giving is Awesome
Houston Family Photographer | Giving is Awesome
Houston Family Photographer
In December I had a photographer friend who encouraged us all to give back.  She came up with an amazing idea called Giving is Awesome.  The Ober family was chosen.  I didn’t get to photograph their family right away because their sweet baby boy was in and out of the hospital for a few months.  But recently we all got together and had a BLAST!  It was hot (REALLY HOT) but they never once complained.  I was praying for this family long before they were chosen so I felt like we had been friends for forever.  But I have a feeling that everyone feels that way about them after spending a little time with them.  They were AMAZING!   I would love for you to read about their story and add their sweet Joshua to your prayers each night.  He is a doll and I wanted to take him home with me…I couldn’t understand why his sisters wouldn’t allow it!  :  )

Towards the end of the session we all started to get emotional.  At one point mom was holding dad and the girls went to comfort them.  My first thought was to walk away and let them have time to themselves.  But when Joshua went and wrapped his arms around all of them I couldn’t help but “capture” the moment.  It will go down as one of my all time favorite photos because of the love I felt with this family at that very moment.

When we had the contest I said I would give them $500 worth of custom photography.  I have changed that and they will be recieving my $1200 package.  I feel blessed to photograph this family and I will treasure the time I got to spend with them…we laughed, we cried and we captured some wonderful memories!  Thank you Obers for sharing your family with me!  You are amazing parents and even better role models for us all!

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Olivia - August 24, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Oh my goodness – they are WONDERFUL! I can’t tell you how much I love EVERY picture! It was such a fun night! I am SO overjoyed to have these moments captured on film. I love Joshua and Bekah’s half effort to cover their eyes! I loved how you made everyone feel so relaxed.

You have a true gift and you blessed us by using your talents to give us a wonderful gift! Thank you! thank you! Thank you! I am honored to know you!

The Millers - August 24, 2009 - 8:34 pm

I have no words. They are amazing. What an perfect way to capture a fantastic family. Beautiful!

Veronica - August 24, 2009 - 8:42 pm

Absolutely lovely!!! You’ve captured the family so well!

Heather Panto - August 24, 2009 - 9:11 pm

Obers, you are fabulous!!!! Those pictures are amazing. What a blessing your family is to all who come in contact with you.

Sheila - August 24, 2009 - 9:50 pm

Gorgeous pictures! I’m so touched that you did their session as a gift. May God bless you for blessing this beautiful family.

Sarah Barnes - August 25, 2009 - 5:08 am

You couldn’t have picked a better family to give back to!! Gorgeous pictures!!! I love them all and I could never pick one favorite!!

heather morgan - August 25, 2009 - 7:22 am

SO GREAT!!!! LOVE THEM ALL- my favorite is the one of you two kissing and the kiddos covering their faces- and Joshua blowing bubbles!!!

Sharon - August 25, 2009 - 7:41 am

WOW!! I don’t think I have seen better pictures. She did an incredible job capturing the love your family has for each other. Those are pictures for a lifetime.

Much love and blessings.

Danielle - August 25, 2009 - 7:47 am

Fantastic pictures of this family. I love the Obers and you captured them beautifully!

Kimberly - August 25, 2009 - 12:11 pm

Well….you captured them beautifully!!! They are truly a beautiful family inside and out!!!

Jenny - August 25, 2009 - 6:58 pm

What an absolute angelic family- they are just darling. You are an amazing photographer but an even more amazing person! What a gift to give to have this family captured on film!

Kristen - August 25, 2009 - 7:30 pm

Wow! First of all, I fell in love with this precious boy as soon as I saw him. What an absolute doll, and beautiful family altogether. Love is something I am so grateful for each day and these pictures remind me of that. You have definitely captured love and pulled at my heartstrings. It was very easy to smile, laugh and cry as I scrolled through these. I love your work.

jamie spikerman - August 25, 2009 - 7:34 pm

wow. beautiful. i dont even have words. :) love this family- and their wonderful, powerful, fun, and wholehearted mommy, Olivia.

Judy - August 25, 2009 - 7:57 pm

Erin, You are so blessed to have the opportunity to photograph precious moments in time with each family. This family is so beautiful.
Thank you for sharing your blessings with us. When I need a smile I turn to your web site, for a moment of peace and happiness. Judy

Amy M. - August 25, 2009 - 8:51 pm

Simply amazing!

Amy W - August 25, 2009 - 10:54 pm


Jennifer Ober - August 26, 2009 - 10:03 pm

Great pictures – I love the 2nd photo – the black and white of Eric and Olivia – maybe my favorite – and I love the family hug photo – that is more serious – it exudes (sp?) emotion. It is not a “happy picture” but it is a picture that gets you to “feel” to think – to wonder about the people in the photo.

I also love the first family photo . . .
They are all good – but those are my favorites.

Crystal DelaHoz - August 27, 2009 - 8:10 am

awww … I am crying right now. Erin, you are amazing, my friend. These are awesome! What an awesome gift you have given to this family. super love!

Janet Richardson - August 27, 2009 - 7:30 pm

I am a King’s kid, a Sister, a Wife, a Mom, A Grandmother, and an Educator.
I love the captured essence of photos I’ve just viewed and truly entered the “thoussand word” their value portrayed.Thanks for the talented sharing.

Shannon - August 27, 2009 - 8:54 pm

Awesome.. truely a blessing to capture these moments.. what a beautiful family. In my prayers..

Becky - August 28, 2009 - 9:12 am

the photo of parents kissing with kids covering their eyes is … Priceless!

Shannon - August 28, 2009 - 4:37 pm

so, so awesome (sniff)! Love the pic of the special hug…God is awesome! This family is in my prayers! you are a blessing erin!

samantha - August 29, 2009 - 6:32 am

what a precious family and you did an amazing job getting some great pics! I will keep adorable little Joshua and his family in my prayers!

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