Meet the super adorable Nicely family. One thing I love to do with my families is "befriend" them on Facebook. I mean partly to stalk and see what I'm getting myself into [kidding] and partly so I can get to know them and see who they are and bring out those personalities in pictures. One thing that sticks out to me with this cutest family is their killer home style as they invest time and energy into their fixer upper, but also Caitlin's positivity. She loves to take care of herself through exercise so she can be the best mom and wife, but she also likes to encourage other mamas to do the same. And that positivity, she brought to the shoot.
Funny side story--when Caitlin booked their shoot, she said she would love for it to be snowing, I mean it was happening in February, the chances were good to see a blanket of white. But no, we got one of the warmest days ever. [Hey, not complaining. Making it through winter one sunny, hopeful day at a time.] While shooting them, I just couldn't help but think of my own little family and how it felt like yesterday I was just there--raising a just turned two year old and getting ready to welcome another one. It's crazy and hard, but oh so good. And in a flash that season of life is done.
Seasons of life. That's why I do what I do. It's like boxing up a period of time and preserving it with photos that evoke such emotion when revisited. They hang on our walls and in our hearts.