On a gorgeous fall evening last week I spent some time with a dear friend (a former co-worker and a photographer herself), her husband, and her three adorable boys. I’ve taken photos of her and her family for several years now, so naturally I was thrilled when she asked me to do it again, this time with their latest addition, son #3, on her hip. And I was even more thrilled when she asked me to come to their house so they could hang out on the couch a bit and play in the backyard and then maybe head downtown to its charming main street for some hot cocoa. I love home sessions and hot cocoa.
So they did just that. Read some books, played in their lovely backyard, and jumped in the car to head to the coffee shop on the beautiful yet chilly evening. On our ride there the sweet 2-year-old (seriously could eat him right up) kept asking, “toe-toe? toe-toe?”. I took a look at his toes and didn’t see anything unusual. My friend smiled and translated for me. “He’s saying cocoa. His c’s come out like t’s.” Cutest thing ever. They enjoyed their hot “toe-toe” and I documented it all with my camera.
I couldn’t help but notice during our time together how happy my friend was. A constant smile on her face, laughing and beaming over her beautiful boys. She is a great mama, and I’m so glad I could capture a little sliver of time amidst her sleepless nights and a kitchen remodel and a busy toddler. Love this family. The story of our time together is below, music by Ben Harper.