This family is so special to me. Amy and I have been best friends since we were 11 years old! Our friendship has endured boy drama, puberty, a near death experience on the way to a Bush show, college, children, living in separate towns, marriage, more children, divorce (mine), more marriage, living in different STATES, tragic loss, drunk June, and even more children. This friendship is so precious to me and I am blessed to have these beautiful people in my life.
The day of this shoot, the weather was crazy. It was supposed to be cloudy all day, so we headed out after lunch. Of course, the sun decided to pop out right then and it felt like it was 800 degrees outside. So we sought shade as much as we could and went out for ice cream when we were done. The kids worked really hard on giving me their best REAL smiles. Anyone who's ever tried to take a picture of a child can relate, I'm sure. They are just not capable of natural smiles when you tell them you need one. So you have to be tricky. I think these guys did such a great job.
As you can see from the photos, we had a lot of fun on this shoot! I had such a hard time choosing just a few favorites so there are definitely more photos than I normally share.