There’s nothing better than enjoying the first evenings of summer together as a family: running around, searching for treasures, laughing, hugging and making squish faces!
This is exactly the evenings I live for with my families… the only thing better is when we get to capture those moments so they might live on forever!
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing this extremely FUN family for a few years now! In fact, this super gorgeous (inside AND outside) momma and I met through mutual friends before I even really picked up my camera!
She was there when I first became interested in photography for fun, she supported me with another girlfriend of ours as I was learning and growing, and she was one of the first amazing and brave women who trusted me and had faith in me to say I will gladly and boldly step in front of your camera when she was pregnant with her first daughter!
I owe her so much that words could never truly express!
When I found out she had moved back in town (and actually down the street) I literally jumped for joy!
There are so few really BRIGHT spirits left in this world and my friend here is one of those few! She walks with light and grace! You can’t help but feel your heart soar when you are around her! This might sound corny or funny to those of you who haven’t met her yet, but I’m not even the least bit kidding when I say she is actually bathed in light and beauty! When you are around her, you just see her radiate positivity and laughter! You find yourself laughing and feel light hearted!
You cares go out the window and you just feel at peace and at ease. Her souther charms win you over and you just want to smile and be happy and be good and be wild and free!
Her husband is the same way friends! He is fun and he is funny! I love his stories and I find myself actually being quiet around him!
That probably shocked you right there right?! We all know I’m a talker! I just can’t wait to hear the next story!! They are a dynamic duo together and I love being around them!
Their little one is the same way. She is smart as a whip and she is kind and sweet! She is the kind of girl that is a sweetheart and also a firecracker! In my mind, that is the absolute best combination!
I love to watch them parent because I feel like I learn so much!
We rode all together to one of my favorite local spots! Its a bit beachy and a bit marshy! It’s also a great place for little ones because they can run and be free without really having to worry to much about straying too far! There’s lots to explore and treasures to find and in the meantime we can chat and catch up!
This picture above is one of my most favorites from our time and I will always make sure to capture images like this one! There is nothing more like childhood than running bare foot with the wind in your hair! When do we forget how do be so free at heart? When do we forget how to love with passion for everything we do? There is nothing like the beauty of a wild heart full of live and breath and passion!!!
This little family loves so freely and so fiercely! They laugh with wild abandon and love with open hearts!
Enjoy some of my favorites form our walk together!!
How perfect when you’re sitting in a field that’s scattered with buttercups to teach this gorgeous girl the buttercup game?! Did you guys ever do this? “Do YOU love butter?! I do, so clearly I loved this game… and so did she!!!
And every daddy needs a black and white!!!
We then moved on to the BEST photo of the evening in my opinion! SQUISH FACE!!!!!
This makes me giggle EVERY TIME I SEE IT!
Aren’t they all super stunning?!
Family evenings like this are the best.. when you can just spend time with your family laughing, searching and loving each other! This was extra special because their little family of 3 is about to be a family of 4 with a new baby sister soon to arrive!
What better way to celebrate all that love that documenting how excited they all are! They will be able to share that love and excitement and show this new little girl how much she was loved and wanted even before she was held in their arms!
What a precious gift!!!