Before each session with friends, I use my drive to our location to get in the zone of the family I’m shooting. When you’ve camped with a family over many summers, you feel you know them pretty well. My prep for these friends and their awesome kids involved sneakers and caffeine.
At some point in every shoot with friends, I tear up. The emotion of being in their unguarded moments grabs me and I struggle through wet eyes to expose my next shot. This family is near and dear to mine. It was a joy capturing a few memories for them when they’ve been a part of so many of mine.