I’m not sure about you, but when I look back on my childhood, time with grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins were some of the best moments. There’s something about the family gathering together that allows life to slow down, the sun to seem all the more golden, and love to flow more easily. The best way to relive these moments? Talking with family about them all again – especially while looking at photos of those days, and for me growing up with my Bondy side of the family, there was always one iconic photo that we looked back on. Was it a perfect photo where everyone was looking? Honestly, can’t tell you, but it’s one taken behind my grandparent’s house with all the kids on this cement block hanging out together, cheesin’ at the camera. So to think that after taking the Newby extended family photos and getting to take a few photos to capture the cousin only moments, I might have captured one such moment? That’s a blessing!
Side note, Jonathan here (the one married to the beautiful red head in a hat, Anna) is my cousin on my mom’s side. I remember when he first said he liked Anna back in college, and it’s been unbelievably fun to be grown-up cousins together, each married and with kids. So, when Anna reached out and said that she and her sister would like to gift her parents a photo session to capture the entire extended family’s portraits, I was so excited! The photos you see below are just a fraction of the fun moments on a beautiful fall day – cousins wrestling their uncle, playing who could find the biggest stick, and “teaching” the littlest to walk.
Anna and Alyssa, great idea! Thanks for trusting me to capture such a special stage of life. Can’t wait to hear what your favorites are and see how you’ll use them in home decorating and everyday life. Much love!
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