It's always a special honor when a fellow photographer asks you to capture their family photos. I can attest first hand to the near impossibility of capturing "the moment" when you are running around to adjust the camera, setting the timer or grabbing the remote, then running back to the fam, while directing everyone to smile. It's nuts. 

This family is so very special to me. These girls are some dear friends of my daughter and it was truly a joy to spend time with them in my backyard. Our time together was way too short, but treasured nonetheless. These photos are some of my faves and I just love to seeing dad in the shot for once!