September and October have been the perfect weather months to us summer lovers. Unseasonably warm and sunny in the midwest, it’s hard to imagine so many other places nationwide and worldwide are facing some serious disasters. On a recent gorgeous October day, I met the Matheny’s at their Catawba Island cottage for their annual family session. Northern Ohio or somewhere on the coast? Who can really say. Catawba is a refreshing change of scenery! I’ve been photographing Patrick and Nikki pretty much yearly for about seven years now. I love these two and their crazy adorable boys! It is so much fun to run around the ‘island’ with them.