This family is wonderful friends of mine. I <3 them. With the little kids, I knew we had to do something FUN! I mean, really, rare is the family that LOVES to get their pictures taken. I mean the ENTIRE family LOVES getting their picture taken. That never happens. (If you know someone like this, send them my way lol!) So having kids (or dads, just saying) who have a short attention span or get cranky is normal, so I have to plan ahead for that 😉 For this fun family, we met at an amazing park with a carousel. I love carousels. There's something timeless and innocent and happy about carousels. Thinking about what to write for this session, the carousel is unintentionally becoming the focus. It didn't start out that way when I was photographing, I promise. But think about it - Life is like a carousel. We have our ups and downs...and ups and downs. Parenting sure has it's ups and downs. Just this morning, I had a child quite upset at me and tears were shed. It would be nice if we could just have the ups. But I know the downs are necessary...if you are in a down, keep your chin up, things will get better. Enjoy the ride.