The D Family - Love Story

      We had our two days of Winter here in Southeast Texas and are currently back to temps that feel like Spring. The beautiful weather has had me reminiscing over this adorable mommy and me session that took place in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. 

     Being mainly a wedding and couples photographer doesn't always leave me a lot of time to photograph families but when the family is your own, you make time! Every year, since I was a little kid, my entire family vacations to the Outer Banks, so we knew it was the perfect time to fit in a family session. My cousin's wife is actually an amazing photographer herself so she has some gorgeous pictures of her kiddos but as any mom knows its hard to have any pictures of you with your kids if you are always behind the camera. I knew she wanted to capture this fun age with her two kiddos so we put together a Mommy and Me session, and we let dad be in a few too!

     Some of you know that I am technically an only child but I was raised with my 3 cousins as my siblings. My youngest cousin/brother is 6 months younger than me and we've been friends as long as we can remember. When he got married I was lucky to gain another sister who I love dearly. Currently my cousin is deployed with the Army so that means sharing this session right now is just a little more special. 

     I hope you enjoy this adorable family session full of little kid smiles and beautiful ocean light!

Heather Navratil

Cardinal Rose Photography, 10305 Wilkes Ridge Place, Henrico, VA, 23233, United States