This family portrait session has been over a decade in the making. When I was pregnant with my first child, I joined a first time moms forum on Babycenter.com (<--is that still a thing?). I met an amazing group of women on there and we have all continued to grow our friendships over the past 11 years. The sweet mama in these images was one of those women. In fact, her oldest and my oldest have the exact same Birthday! I really never thought I'd get the chance to meet the entire H family in person. But, lucky me, this past summer they moved across the country from Washington state to the Raleigh area and one of the first things my friend did was ask if I was still doing family sessions. Ummm, YES! So, one gorgeous weekend in October, we met up at Guilford Mackintosh Lake Park in Burlington and were finally able to hug each other in person.
These kiddos had me at hello. They were so cooperative and the whole family just was genuinely fun to be around for the evening. I am so glad they live such a short drive away now and can't wait for my own family to meet them!