I love photographing this family! This was my second time working with them and this time we simply hung out at their beautiful home in Northfield, IL. It was a warm evening in June, the weather was excellent and the backyard was the perfect place for the kids to let loose and be so comfortable during our session. We started out capturing some timeless family portraits while running around the yard playing games of chase and tickle monster! Then, since the littles, Betsy & Henry, were sooooo good, mom and dad gave them each a fudge popcicle to enjoy! After the popcicles were devoured, it was time for some good old fashioned playing in the hose. Dad worked the sprinkler while Henry and Betsy took turns excitedly running through the water and giggling all the while. These kids are a riot, a moment didn't pass where I wasn't smiling or giggling behind my camera. Photographing this session brought me so much inspiration and happiness to my heart. Watching them made me feel nostalgic, thinking of when I was a kid myself and the simple joys of popcicles and sprinklers on a hot summer day. I felt like I was photographing pure childhood....the best kind of memories to preserve.