Let me let you in on a photo shoot secret. The key to an extended family session isn’t the perfect location, or weather, or whether you’ve managed to coordinate your outfits without being too matchy (although, I will say, this family did a fantastic job of that!) The key to an extended family session is just being happy about being all together. It’s a special thing when family can come together from different parts of the country to share a special occasion, and I’m always honored when I am asked to document those reunions. My friend Laurie’s parents drove in from Michigan, and her brother, sister-in-law, and baby niece flew in from Texas so that the little cousins could share a special Easter together. It was my first outdoor session of 2019, and while it was mild and sunny…we were all caught off guard by the extreme wind. There’s always something! But this family took it in stride (especially the three girls…they were STARS!), and instead of stressing about the wind-blown look, they cuddled a little closer and smiled. I absolutely love it. It was great to see you, Laurie, Alex, and Felicity, and I was so excited to meet little sister Cecily, along with the rest of your awesome family. I hope you had safe travels back to Michigan, Gretty and Grandad, and Texas, Michael, Elise, and Claire. Thanks for letting me be a part of your crew for a little while.