The Hogans

This family is pretty special to me, so I'm not even sure where to start!  I'll try not to get too sentimental or cheesy.  :)

Meghann and I have been friends ever since we were little bitty.  Our parents were great friends, so the first time we met we were tiny little girls.  For two days out of the year she can say that she's older than me (her birthday is just two days before mine).  We have been best buds ever since we were little.  Growing up we would spend weekends at each other's house, getting into who knows what, and being mean to our little brother and sister (who are the same age)... Sorry Bruce and Emily!  We always tried to get them to go play with each other and leave us alone.  We were so mean!  Funny thing is that now we're both best friends with our siblings. Crazy how time works...   Life gets busy, crazy, and hectic which means we haven't been able to stay as close as we once were as little girls, but I'm still blessed to have her in my life as a great friend.  It's been so special to watch her sweet family grow...  I know there's probably never a dull moment with this crew!  

 
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Meet Grayson...  He is a wild little man!  He has so much energy and LOVES. to. talk.  He starts chatting you up as soon as he sees you, about anything and everything!  He wanted to make sure he knew what was going on during our session, especially when Meghann and I walked over a ways to get some pictures of Norah.  Grayson said we were going too far and so he had to come along to watch.  Then we realized he was over hanging out with a box full of bees!  (I promise, I do my best to NOT put children in danger!)  He loves his little sister "Nori".  He talks to her so sweetly and softly.  He may at times forget that she's his little sister and not brother and get a little rough, but she handles it well!  He is making her tough.  :)  Grayson insisted that he take a picture of ME with my camera, so we told him when we were all finished he could.  So, for the first time ever I had my picture taken at a session!  He did a pretty good job!  This kid is pretty awesome.  

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 Photography by Grayson!  He's a pro...

Photography by Grayson!  He's a pro...

 
 
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Then there's sweet little Norah.  She is one of the best babies... So happy and content.  Not to mention she has amazing style, thanks to her momma.  She is turning a half year old, which is crazy!  She thinks her big brother is funny, and it was so cute watching Grayson make her laugh.  She was just along for the ride the evening of our session and didn't mind hanging out in an old crate, wandering through tall grass, and relaxing by the lake.  That's my kind of baby!  

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I always have fun at sessions, and this was no exception.  It's especially fun when I have an excuse to spend time with my friends and their family doing something that I love to do.  I love witnessing and capturing the love and sweet connections each family shares...  I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from my evening with the Hogans!