I adore this family more than most families. Lauren and Jimmy are my cousins and they were two of my closest friends when we lived a half hour away. I was there the day after Ellie was born and I've seen so many high's and low's with them. They're my go-to whenever I need a family to photograph.
I asked them to come out for a session to try a new location (and some new shooting techniques) and they were more than happy to do it. We picked a beach at sunset during fall and the session was incredible. Dancing, tickling, laughing, goofing around, it was effortless with these four.
They remind me that even when life doesn't go the way you think it will, it's probably because something way better is coming around the corner.