LiaBraaten Family

On a recent trip to Bend we visited with this incredible family. We met 6-month-old Ben for the first time and he was all smiles. Almost 3-year-old Cora has a huge personality packed into that tiny kid body. She is so smart, silly and always on the go. We had a moment one morning during our trip to photograph these four in downtown Bend. Complete with the bribes of pancakes and plastic toy planes on the other end of the shoot, they all cooperated and smiled perfectly. :) Oh, and sweet Walt, the Great Dane Irish Wolf Hound is the sweetest, most cuddly giant I've ever met. I loved how Cora is the center of his world. He watches her closely and plays with her so gently and patiently.