I have known this awesome family for years, so I was thrilled when I got to photograph them for the first time right in their backyard.  They have a gorgeous outdoor space surrounded by trees and plant life.  The weather on this early December afternoon was perfect for lighting a fire and capturing this family enjoying being together.  As an added bonus, grandma was visiting from the Pacific Northwest and could join in the photo session.

The two dogs ran non-stop around the yard.  The daughter and son were having a blast together.  I was impressed when they busted out their musical instruments.  Beautiful music filled the air, and it was capped off when dad and son played guitar together by the fire.  It’s clear this active family truly enjoys each other’s company.  They really know how to spend a Sunday afternoon!  It’s a great session when it includes movement, snuggles, and lots of connection!