Ok seriously, isn’t this just the most gorgeous family?! And those faces that both those boys are making… I die! I mean I want to just smother them with love and tickles!!!
When I first heard from Julie I was super excited! She’s a Virginia girl like an actual Virginia girl! She and her family moved to Florida from Newport News which is so close to Virginia Beach! You can’t imagine my reaction when I read that! It was like finding out I had a sister! Ok maybe not that dramatic but it was so exciting and comforting! She’s also a boy mom which is also incredible because boy moms are bonded together for life! I mean… no matter how girlie we once were, we now are kindred spirits over things like “look mom, here hold this cool snake skin that I just found and has bugs crawling all in it!” “Look mom.. here hold this dead snake I just found” and now am flinging it’s lifeless body over to you! Boy mom equals (usually) all the creepy crawly, germ infested, gross bugs, snakes, pretty cool though, dirty circle of life things the earth has to offer!
I met Julie, Patrick and their incredibly handsome boys at their new house over in Lakeland on a Monday evening! It was a gorgeous evening that was perfect for family photos! We decided that we wanted to capture their family as they are right now which is just the way I like it! They have the most amazing set up… a play set in the back yard, pool, and a bunch of places to explore and go on adventures! The boys were extremely welcoming and before I knew it we were having the best conversations!
Here are a few of my favorites from our evening together!
Silly faces before anything else!
These boys are as thick as thieves and I hope they always stay this way!
Oh my gosh friends… this field! I had a love affair with this field! It was amazing… but the fire ants!!! Those little devils are wicked. I’ve never experienced them in Virginia but here they are everywhere! We were able to snap a few shots but oh man we had to get out of there quickly! It was so sad because all I wanted to do was stay in this stunning little area! I had so many beautiful ideas in my mind but nope… kicked out by the fire ants!
We headed back to the house to nurse our wounds and just play for a bit! This is one of the many reasons I just adore sessions at home. You have the freedom and flexibility to just relax and know that anything you need is right there. You can be comfortable!
Who doesn’t love a great game of red light/ green light?!