I’ve been dreaming of this session for a long time. As a gift, almost two years ago, my brother-in-law and my sister gave two sessions for Christmas to his mom. One was done during that Christmas break and one was to be done later at the beach. It’s no small feat to co-ordinate everyone but on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, they all gathered together at the waterfront property that’s been in their family for about sixty years. My family came along too, as my kids dearly love Grandee and Grandad and were most happy to come dig around with the kids and visit Mr. M&M. I just had to chase my own kids out of the pictures as they feel like they are family too .
Dee is married to Reg (Grandad) and she has three sons: Mike who’s married to Katie and has four awesome kiddos, Dano who’s married to Kelly and has Quinn and Liv, and Wes who’s the cool uncle that flies airplanes and is a lot of fun.
I was raving about the weather as we had warm, filtered sunlight and it couldn’t have been more perfect for an afternoon celebrating family, health, love and even Mike’s birthday. We laughed a lot and did a bunch of family groupings down by the water. Then the bbq was lit and the adults passed around glasses of wine while they kept an eye on kids on the moped and babies crawling around. Girl scout cookies were sold, popcorn orders taken and a plane flown off the back porch. The kids hid out in the driftwood fort and played tug-of-war. Grandee beamed and squeezed the fat thighs of baby girls and laid out the most beautiful meal that I’ve eaten in months. Ezzie was given the honour of cutting the ribbon to dedicate the new garage and the baby girls had their footprints and handprints made into their garden stones, Livy complaining the whole time. Then we ate dinner in a beautiful sunlit dining room, overlooking the water. It was fun to hear the conversations and feel the pleasure that they had together.
And right near the end, I told them that even though I told them they were done, they weren’t really done and I needed them to run down to the water again for one more silhouette shot. (What is a perfect shoot without that?)
It was a golden afternoon. Much love to you, Dee. I hope this pictures give you great joy as you celebrate your family. xoxo