Who loves a good romance, or the fun and energy of a child … or how about snakes … eek! This post has them all. I met Nick, Olivia, 4 year old Claire, and 3 year old Daphne almost a year ago at Ella’s ONDderful First Birthday party. Ella’s mom and dad, Lori and Craig, gifted this session to their friends in honor of their fifth wedding anniversary. Pretty nice, huh? It’s great to work with really nice people and I especially love it when parents of children allow me some freedom to shoot however I’d like. They probably weren’t expecting me to catch a snake for their kids, however, but they stood back and never said a word. Of course the little critter was only 8-9″ long (much smaller than the 2-foot long one I saw before they arrived that was much too fast for me to catch) but I was the one surprised when I asked Claire if she would like to hold it — and she did — without absolutely no reservations whatsoever. You go girl! Daphne, on the other hand, was completely unimpressed with the whole shebang.
Our destination was Barber Park. Nick and Olivia had their engagement photos taken there, and now here they are five years and two children later just as in love as ever. I love a good beginning and middle don’t you? I predict they’ll have a long full life of memories together, this day being just one of them. Knowing the summer was coming to a close, they spent the day at Roaring Springs, came home to shower, then were back out again for this photo session! Nice people, cute adorable girls, and just a good ol’ time down by the riverside!