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A few months ago I had the pleasure of photographing another family session for my friend Courtney.

I photographed their family last year, and since then they have moved to the MOST charming, historic homestead you’ve ever seen. Courtney’s husband Luke is a musician for the band for KING & COUNTRY, so it was awesome to catch them all at home, as they’re so frequently out of town for tour dates and other events these days.

To give you a little bit of backstory, Courtney and I became friends a long time ago. We grew up in the same part of South Florida and were church choir buddies. I can tell you from years of knowing her that she LOVES coffee and emojis and has had just about every hair color there is. She is wild and free at heart and has an enigmatic spirit that makes everyone drawn to her.

We lost touch for a bit after high school, but both of us ended up living in Nashville as adults, and having baby boys within months of each other (twins in my case). One night when I was exceedingly desperate to connect with another living soul outside of my own four walls, I reached out to her on social media to see if she would like to get together for a mom-date.

Since then we have gotten together for mom-dates and baby-parties, trips to lunch, and then eventually playdates. We both got pregnant within months of each other the second time around, again with boys. Crazy.

SO much has happened with her family in the time since we have reconnected. Luke’s band has become increasingly successful, and in 2013 he almost died after an extreme flare of ulcerative colitis. He thankfully is doing much better now. After he started to recover, he and Courtney recorded a duet about the experience. She invited me to one of their shows last year at the Ryman Auditorium and I was lucky enough to see them perform it together live. It was beautiful.

Have some tissues ready!!!

During their session we photographed them inside their home, and spent a good bit of time in their garden, which I have to say is REALLY impressive. While we were out there, we came across some big, fuzzy caterpillars on Courtney’s tomatoes, so she brought her boys Jude and Phoenix over to take a look and see if they wanted to hold them. Luke pointed out that they were going to ruin the plants and she just shrugged and said, “It’s all good! We all help each other.” and put the little caterpillar back on the plant.

THAT is Courtney in a nutshell.

We also stole a few minutes to get some photos of Courtney and Luke alone, and it started raining a bit with the sun still out and it was just magical!

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney and Luke Smallbone Family Photos by Leanne Vice Film Photographer | for KING & COUNTRY     www.leannevicephotography.com

Courtney, it was so good to see you so happy in your new, old, perfectly cozy home. I had the best time and hope to see you guys again soon!

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P.S. Chivalry is been something that Luke and his brothers have been championing at their shows; that women (and all people) matter and that they are to be honored and respected. This weekend they released a movie born from those efforts. It is called PRICELESS, and it addresses the subject of human trafficking. I would love it if you would show your support and visit http://PricelessTheMovie.com and go see it in a theatre near you!

Courtney and I met a long time ago. We sang in the church choir together back in Florida, and she graciously gave up her room as a recording studio while her brother recorded a demo cd for me in high school.

We both ended up in Nashville after graduating. She married a musician (you might have heard of him) and we both ended up being pregnant around the same time with our boys. When the twins were about 3 months old, I reached out to her via social media to see if, like me she was going crazy and wanted to hang…and she did!

We both ended up pregnant together again the second time, AGAIN with boys. We have tried to get them together for playdates when we can and we regularly have long online conversations about baby gear. I SO SO cherish her friendship and having someone who knows EXACTLY what I am going through at any given time.

I was super honored to be able to take some family photos for her so hopefully she can remember how amazing this season is forever.

  1. Brooke Bullock said:

    These photos of the Smallbone family are beautiful! I love it.

    April 13, 2015  2:36 am
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    • Leanne Vice said:

      Thank you so much :)

      April 14, 2015  6:04 am
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  2. Mary said:

    These are stunning pictures! You're so talented!!

    April 13, 2015  10:56 pm
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    • Leanne Vice said:

      thank you Mary!!!

      April 14, 2015  6:04 am
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