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Madison Family Documentary Photographer | An Ordinary Saturday

The autumn air was light and crispy, exactly the way fall air is supposed to be. A few fallen leaves scattered up the path to the Schellers’ sweet, welcoming pumpkin-lined porch. There, a cheerful flag waved in a gentle greeting as I entered the bustling home. Mia was gathering ingredients to make Snickerdoddle cupcakes, and not to be outdone, her brothers were pulling together their own sweet treat: chocolate covered marshmallows. The familiar hum of college football played low in the living room, while Tiffany cracked eggs and Mia scanned her recipe.

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Madison Family Documentary Photographer_0010PINMia fills pale liners with sweet, gooey batter, while Griffin, Steve and Tiffany set up the dining room table for a couple lightning fast rounds of Nertz. Madison Family Documentary Photographer_0014PIN Madison Family Documentary Photographer_0015PIN Madison Family Documentary Photographer_0037PIN Madison Family Documentary Photographer_0019PIN Madison Family Documentary Photographer_0016PIN Madison Family Documentary Photographer_0021PIN

Madison Family Documentary Photographer_0038PINCupcakes in, kiddos out. Steve, Mia, and Griffin set up a football pass triangle, friends stopped by, neighbors halted raking leaves into piles to say hello.  Madison Family Documentary Photographer_0025PIN

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Along with bright chatter and the heavenly cake aroma, music notes from 80s British rock station float out of the iPod dock and wove itself into the tapestry of the day.  Madison Family Documentary Photographer_0027PIN

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“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.” – Eckhart Tolle

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