Peterson Family | Oregon City Family Photographer

Peterson Family


Peterson Family

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of humans, are created, strengthened and maintained.”
-Winston Churchill



The Peterson’s family is sending their daughter away for two years to serve a mission for their church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This would be their last family picture until she returns after two years. I can only imagine what the family is going to experience with her being gone for so long. The only communication will be through weekly emails and two phone calls a year.


To capture their love providing service for and representing their church was a joyous opportunity. This family proudly united as they supported their sister and daughter on her new adventure; even in the one-hundred degree weather they were still smiling.


They say we do not get to choose our families but this family was perfectly chosen for each other.


“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”
– Frederick Buechne