You know those friends where years (even decades) may pass between seeing each other or talking, and then you get together and it’s like you never missed a beat? Stacey is that kind of friend. This session was such a pleasure for me to shoot. We go way back to our undergraduate days where we became close friends while studying abroad in London. We shared such fun experiences, even traveled together to Spain and Portugal on our spring break. Fast forward 15 years, and we are both living in Washington with our own families. We’ve kept in touch over Facebook, but haven’t seen each other in person since we were both pregnant with our girls (her youngest and my oldest). It’s been way too long. I was so glad she contacted me to do a session for them in their first family home as they prepared to move (gasp!) to a different state for a great work opportunity for dad! Yay, we got to see each other, but NO, she was moving! Like many families, it’s been years since they’ve had family portraits taken. She wanted some pictures in their home…their first home where they brought both the girls home from the hospital as little babies, and celebrated so many firsts. I have such a heart for shooting this type of session – in your home where YOUR life happens, with the people you love. Don’t get me wrong. I do love a pretty sunset and fields of flowers, but they don’t make my heart go pitter patter like in-home sessions do. As I drove home after their session, I felt so happy that I had a chance to catch up with my dear friend, but also sad that we had not done it sooner and now she has moved, but grateful for the reminder that life passes all to quickly, these types of friends are rare, and when you find them, you should hold them close to your heart. Love you, Stacey! To book your very own in-home session with the people you love, use the handy CONTACT form on the left! I can’t wait to capture you where life happens!