I had the best time photographing this very special family on this December afternoon. We met on the Town Green in Vienna, a really perfect spot as this is the heart of the town where these kids have grown up. Usually scattered at their places of work and study, it's no small feat to gather a family with grown kids for pictures, but we made it happen. What a beautiful family. I was the lucky one to be there with them to capture the beauty and love and friendship among them.
I met up with this dear family at the Colvin Run Mill park on a humid but beautiful morning early in the month of June. We arrived before a field trip descended on the territory and before the general store opened. At this restored mill from the early 19th century, the water wheel and gears were quiet and we basically had the place to ourselves, except for the park authorities and some builders doing restoration on the main building. OK, so the serenity of our time was disrupted when the workers cautioned us to watch out for the snakes, which there were none, thankfully. The kids were amazing and as a reward, their parents took them out for breakfast afterwards at McDonalds, I think it was. A week after that morning, they took off on a 6 week family adventure across the U.S. in an RV! I can imagine the fun they had and they DO have stories to tell that Christie so artfully recorded in her blog. What a joy it was to share this time with them.