As Nicole and I emailed back and forth I couldn't wait to meet this family in person! Getting to know my families, even before we get out the camera, is hugely important to me. And so I can ultimately get to the heart of the session I always ask this question beforehand: what do you want your children to remember from their childhood? Her response is too good not to share:
"That Sawyer was able to explore and figure things out for himself,
that he was loved and protected
but free to enjoy our world."
For Mike and Nicole, family is everything. Together, they treasure simple times at home, local culture and food, as well as grand adventures and travel. It was my joy and honor to spend the evening documenting their sweet family as they transition from three to four this August. I loved the little spontaneous moments, like Sawyer wanting to kiss his mom when he saw daddy kissing her, and picking wildflowers for mama's hair....
Thank you, Mike + Nicole, for a delightful evening. And thank you for sharing this wonderful family quote of yours:
"Nothing is worth sharing like the love that let us share our names." - Avett Bros
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