Rick, Jackson and Molly came with me to my session last night. Jackson went to school with Ella last year and even though he often talked about her – we sadly never even had a playdate. I was so excited when Tami called and wanted to do family pictures because we knew we’d have to make it a playdate too! I’m not sure who was more excited – the parents or the kids 🙂
They greeted us with their faces against the windows. Peaking through the glass with a smile creeping out of their little mouths and the slightly hesitant excitement in their eyes. Ella and Evan were excited to play but looked like they were a tiny bit unsure just who was coming over. Ella looked out the window at Jackson, Jackson looked up from the car at Ella – You could see them trying to figure out how they were friends, yet hadn’t seen each other. They were so funny trying to make sense of it. After a hop from the car and a few climbed stairs later, it was as if they hadn’t missed a beat. Only this time, Jackson had the bonus of big brother Evan to play with too! Molly was timid at first, but quickly jumped right in with the three of them. After Tami packed everything up and Nate picked up some yummy pizza, we packed everyone in the car and headed out for our session/family playdate on the beach!
Plain and simple, these guys radiate happy as a family. You can see it the way they play, you can see it the way they look at each other, you can see it the way they interact. It didnt take long to see this was going to be a fun session filled with love and joy across their faces. One of my favorite things about watching them was to see just how much they love each other. It’s written all over them. Evan couldn’t sit close enough to Nate. Ella couldn’t run fast enough to Tami. Tami and Nate couldn’t wait for their kissing ‘shot!’ hehe… It is nothing short of amazing when you are graced by the presence of a family who stands for everything family should be. Thank you for allowing me the honor to share that with your family!
Now onto the fun stuff.. With such a gorgeous family – how can you go wrong, right! Check out where happiness lives.. I’m quite sure you’ll be smiling too.
This picture struck me in my mommy core. I feel like every mom out there can relate to this. The wind blown hair – the tight grip of tiny hands holding on for comfort. The snuggled little face in your neck and shoulder. That’s a moment I want to remember 20 years from now. I’m guessing Tami does too.
I am so grateful when clients become friends. As soon as we were welcomed into your home we felt like we were friends for years. Thank you for opening your home and your evening to our family. We can’t wait to play again soon! We will be in touch very soon.