Charleston, West Virginia || Joel Thaxton || Senior Session

It sounds so cliche to say this but my husbands family and the Thaxton family go way back!  My father-in-law has known this amazing family since he was a teenager.  When I started dating my husband, 11 years ago, we would babysit Joel, his older brother, and his younger sister.  I was delighted and so honored when they asked me to take Joel's senior photos!  I will confess though, I still pictured Joel as the 6 year old energetic little lad I met 11 years ago, not a grown young man about to spread his wings and take on the world.  I had such a great time capturing Joel's enthusiastic personality, and I can't wait to see what life has in store for this young man.  

Joel wanted to bring his pup Aspen, and being a dog LOVER I was thrilled!  And she really tried to show him up!!  They were precious!!

Joel wanted to bring his pup Aspen, and being a dog LOVER I was thrilled!  And she really tried to show him up!!  They were precious!!

Joel is a volunteer firemen at the Pinch Fire Department in Pinch West Virginia so we naturally did part of his session there and I AND my son had a blast!!  While I was working Camden was in little boy heaven!!

Joel is a volunteer firemen at the Pinch Fire Department in Pinch West Virginia so we naturally did part of his session there and I AND my son had a blast!!  While I was working Camden was in little boy heaven!!

Nothing compares to loving, supportive parents and Joel has two amazing parents!  

Nothing compares to loving, supportive parents and Joel has two amazing parents!  

Joel's girlfriend Rachel got into a couple of shots as well, and can I just say, they are the cutest!!  Joel and his friend Cole were pretty cute too though!  

Joel's girlfriend Rachel got into a couple of shots as well, and can I just say, they are the cutest!!  Joel and his friend Cole were pretty cute too though!  

All three of these young men are seniors and volunteer for the fire department!  Such great young men!!!

All three of these young men are seniors and volunteer for the fire department!  Such great young men!!!