I spend a lot of time with this family, as they are close friends of ours. However, there was something so unique about being with ALL of them without my kids around. I love, love, LOVE observing families interact...and I have to say that watching their family dynamics was a delight. They are authentic and silly and sweet and ornery. They made the job of photographing them easy and fun. We weren't in a hurry, as we allowed the evening to unfold naturally. This meant waiting for the right moment, especially when it came to baby Charlie. :) But I wouldn't trade the intimacy of that evening for anything. I love each one of these people so much and am so happy to share these sweet images with you!