I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful family several times throughout the years, and they are such a warm and friendly bunch. I think they have become quite comfortable being photographed … The kids (siblings and cousins) loved to ham it up in front of my lens, and it made for a very funny and entertaining session, complete with a jumping shot! (always a favourite.) It was a special occasion this time around… it was their grandfather’s birthday, and the love that was expressed between these beautiful people was so evident and endearing as I watched them laugh and play together. I always strive for a meaningful connection with the people that I photograph, and it’s so very easy to do so when those people feel like dear friends. I was welcomed with hugs, and we shared in the current events of our lives, and before we knew it, the sun was going down, and it was time to say goodbye. But not forever … I hope we will do this again one day!