It was the perfect morning, bright and early as I woke up to go shoot one of my favorite type of sessions: a golden sunrise family portrait session for some of my most favorite people! It was even a little chilly and crisp and it just felt like fall (as much as fall can feel in Florida).
We were supposed to meet next to “the field”, this field that I had been eyeing since we moved here to Celebration, back in April. I waited for a few minutes before texting Ashleigh and just sat staring out as the sun began to rise! Ashleigh and Lars were on their way with kiddo’s, but it had already been a morning! You know those mornings… the type where you have one plan and then “the stuff” hits the fan (literally in this case) and before you know it you are already off in a totally different direction!
I giggled as I read Ashleigh’s texts and was in awe that not only when they made it to the field in perfect timing, but they all looked phenomenal, little Lars even had jeans on which is the first I have ever seen!
That’s probably one of the reasons why I just love Ashleigh and Lars so much. They are the most down to earth, go with the flow and roll with it kind of parents and friends! They live life on their own terms and they embrace just about everything that comes their way. They lead with their hearts and are able to laugh at life along and beside their little ones!
Little L is about to turn 4 and he is in the most curious, sassy, yet to his own personality laid back stage of his game right now. He has the sweetest little heart and love for his parents and he’s working on becoming the best big brother this side of Florida! Little L has a quiet sense about him and that’s why I think he and my Linc get along so well. He is the slow motion to Linc’s sped up, rambunctious version of how life should be challenged daily! When they get together it’s nothing but laughter and mischief but the sweetest kind that you just can’t help but shake your head and turn it the other way!
We spent the morning exploring the field together! We chatted about trains, which are little L’s favorite and we made some pretty loud train sounds around 7 am! Little L makes the absolute best train sounds and I can’t help myself but want to hear them every time we get together!
It was a beautiful and golden morning that we were able to capture together; but more importantly it was a morning that my friends could come together as a family and those minutes would be forever frozen in time!
This image above is my absolute favorite from the entire session! I just love everyone’s expression! It’s a true representation of who they are: Ashleigh with her beautiful laugh and sense of humor. Lars with his kind and supportive presence that also sort of pokes fun at his wife! Little L who loves to make his mama laugh and at this very moment was randomly giving her kisses just about everywhere. Little A, all dimples and cheeks just hanging out with the family and watching the show!
Thank you so much Ashleigh and Lars for waking up super early in the morning and tromping through this field with me! Thank you for trusting me with these moments and for allowing me to take your entire family on an adventure!
We are so grateful for you guys!