life amidst the craziness

Life isn't always picture perfect. Sometimes it's even better.

I love interaction in photos and try to get some in every session. Sometimes I ask for it, other times I just wait and there it is. This is the life amidst the craziness. And I think this picture says it all.

Life, crazy though it may be, is sweet.

This is my friend Karina's family. I've often joked that she is my own personal cheerleader. Many of you may not realize it but most of my family sessions in Virginia can be traced back to her - starting 4 years ago. I've been taking her kids pictures since Nadia, her oldest, was just a baby. And this is what I love. I love to come back month after month, year after year and watch your family grow.