What a delightful afternoon on Catawba Island with this fun family. I have been photographing Patrick + Nikki for over 8 years now. Dating back to their engagement session up to now with two babes later. I am such a sucker for tradition that I really love when people come back to me year after year to capture new memories in the same place. Every October we do photos at their vacation home on Catawba Island. I follow the boys with my camera as they climb trees, pick up sticks, roam the beach and wrestle each other to the ground. It is really fun to see how much the boys have changed from year to year. And I also love seeing photos from previous years filling the walls of their cottage.
After we finished with photos Patrick + Nikki so graciously invited me to lunch where we chatted and caught up on life over local beers + burgers. I am very thankful for the humans like this sweet fam that entrust me year after year to preserve slivers of time for them. It is always an honor and a true joy.