Amanda contacted back in winter about taking family photos as a gift for her parents and six months later, here we are! I had a great time photographing this sweet family a couple of weekends ago. We were all very thankful for the shade in her parents’ beautiful garden that morning as we were in the middle of a major heat wave. And despite the heat, the kids were simply awesome. The girls and their years of dancing and performing made it easy for me and it’s apparent the camera loves them. And I think the boys enjoyed telling me some of their jokes – I always need more for my arsenal. There were simply so many photos that I had a tough time narrowing them down for this post. Enjoy!