McKeown Family | Wiesbaden Family Photographer | Jenelle Botts Photography


I was supposed to photograph the McKeowns way back in January when it was cold and gray outside. Then Brandi called me a couple days before and explained that Nathan just got the worst haircut of his life! They went to a German barber and apparently the instructions got lost in translation! I didn’t see it, but I heard it was AWFUL! So we rescheduled. And then rescheduled and then finally it was time! And we were rewarded with the most beautiful Saturday night of the year so far!

Brandi and Nathan wanted to have their session in someplace uniquely German. Eltville is a small castle town located on the Rhine River. There’s a small castle with a rose garden, pebbled paths along the river, wine stands and picnic benches, and some beautiful old homes right on the river bank. They also wanted to showcase their daughter Alannah’s contagious laugh! And of course Odin rounded out their family of four!

Eltville is a quiet town bursting with charm. And this family is filled to the brim with love, laughter, and an easy spirit of togetherness. It was a blast spending the evening with them as the sunset on the Rhine. I hope when they look back at these photographs, they remember a time when life slowed down just for them. Just for kisses and jokes and hugs and ice cream!