My Wish 11.05.12

I have known Chris since I was 19. She is my sorority little sister and one of my very best friends. I could go on and on about how much I love her and her family -- hubby Brad and sons Alex & Brady -- how their smiles can light up any room and their laughter is just contagious. Being around them makes my heart so happy, even if it's just for a 2-hour photo session. :)

We did these pictures over the summer at Jefferson Vineyards in the mountains of Charlottesville, and I know they will always hold a special place in their hearts. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

One for the Christmas card. Just beautiful.

Brothers. They are so sweet.

There's that laugh I love.

Mommy's baby, two year old Brady.

And her big boy, four year old Alex.

Next it was Brad's turn.


Brady's reward for taking nice pictures. He got to go up high!

"One more time?"

Big brother Alex.

Still little enough for this too.

About 45 minutes into our session, the boys took a break from the action to hug.

"Big brother, I look up to you".

My heart was melting.

I was clicking through it all, even the falls...

Brady just smiled and got back up...

For more hugs. Me: Everyone say PICKLE!

And then they smiled at me. Such adorable kids!

Mr. J. Crew kids himself.

Just so handsome.

Precious Brady. He had me running.

But every now and then he stopped to pause. Look at those big brown eyes - gorgeous!

Then it was Mommy & Daddy's turn.

I can always count on them to make my stomach hurt from laughing.

I love you guys!

And I'm so proud of the marriage and family you've created.

Shoulder rides are always a hit during a photo session...

We got some really cute ones - my favorite is at the end.

Later it was time for Superman shirts. LOVE. Though I still think Chris should have been Wonderwoman.

What do you get when you take really good pics in the heat?

Lollipops of course.

A little bribery never hurts.

I could post and post...

And post...

But I'll end with this one, one of my favorites of the favorites. Chris & Brad, thank you for having me document your boys growing up. I love you all so much! XOXO

Want to see more? Click on the arrow below to see a slideshow with a bunch more favorites. Enjoy!

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