Having friends who are also photographers is a pretty great thing… We can share experience, get advice, borrow gear, back each other up and trade photo sessions.  I am lucky to call Carli + Joe friends, our boys get rowdy together and Carli is a superb family photographer.  Inevitably at the end of wedding season I call upon her for family photos for my clan.  It’s that: Oh shit it is going to get dark early & bitter cold soon, I need some new photos of my family!!!  THAT type of feeling.  This year, I think Carli had the same type of feeling?

We met out at Oak Openings, at what is now considered: The Spot due to Instagram fame.  It’s pretty magical out there.  The trees have an architectural vibe, swaying in the wind, making creaking sounds.  It’s a place where both kids and their parents can appreciate the magic.

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