Books, Puzzles, Cuddles, and Sunrise (Alexandria, VA)

The sweetest little song -
You go your way
I’ll go your way too.
— Leonard Cohen

For my photoshoot with the S family, we originally planned a full family session in April -  starting at their house and then driving to Jones Point Park close to sunset.  But you know how it goes with the best laid plans . . .  April's unseasonably cold weather wasn't exactly infant-friendly. 

So we decided on two mini shoots rather than one full shoot. First taking photos at home and then waiting for warmer weather for the outdoor family portraits. 

And, in retrospect, I think everything worked out for the best.

I love how we captured a slice of ordinary life along with the most gorgeous spring-green morning photos. Such a fun, loving family! I loved spending time with them!

We had to get up SO early for these photos (we met at 6:15 am), but it was so worth it -  beautiful light and we had the whole park to ourselves.

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