First, let me say I adore this family and you’ll probably be seeing them on my blog again. They moved to our neighborhood from England with two sweet (and active!) little boys and we became fast friends. When they said they wanted to do a session, I had all these images in my head of a fun laid back shoot with the boys running around with the stars and stripes and union jack flags in and out of a sunlit field. Oh the images I come up with while lying in bed at night. I should know by now that my sessions (especially with active little boys) never go quite as I planned. I spent the session furiously trying to keep up and most of my plans quickly fell by the wayside. You know what though? Now that I’m looking back on these images, these are even better than what I imagined. This is real. It’s not a commercial shoot with a list of required shots, professional models, and a child wrangler (not that I’m knocking that kind of shoot–that would be fun and hard work in a completely different way!). It’s me documenting these wild and wonderful little boys with their parents in an exhilarating, albeit exhausting, time in their lives. Now I can’t wait for our next shoot. Oh, the images I have in my head for that one!