Ready for Summertime?

As I start working to update my portfolio and think about sharing some previous sessions (seriously when does that ever happen anymore??!??) I came across this session, that just makes me so happy, that it is the perfect pick-me up on a becoming colder by the minute, Saturday afternoon.  

I love this family, not only for who they are, what they do and how they work together even in the most difficult of times; but how their mama is my sister. I could go on and on about her, but the 1 minute speel goes like this -- while we are not technically blood sisters , we were both only children, being raised by single mom's (with no regular visits to our dad's  because they lived far away) so what started out as friends turned into the sister I dreamed of.  We might look super different on the outside, but inside, sometimes I think we breathe the exact same thoughts and dreams.  

On our family beach trip last summer, we decided to try some photos at the beach and while I promised a few portraits, the rest were pretty much kids running wild and free.  (And there is a lot of wild and free in their littlest one...)  You might see I sneaked what was going to be a portrait turn into something funny.  Those are my *favorite* kind of portraits - the photos that come *in between* anything resembling a smile at the camera photo.  

Ready for a different kind of family photography session?  Ones where we don't worry about perfect smiles, perfect clothes and everyone looking at the camera?  Let's chat about what you love about your family and how I can help you preserve those moments through photography.  And if you want to stop at an ice cream store during our photo session - I won't tell.  :)