If you do not know this about me already - I love to hike. I have a great set of friends who are not only Crossfitters but Hikers as well. So when Lauren, aka Crossfitter/Hiker, asked for me to photograph her family at Fitzgerald Lake I was so thrilled. It is one of the prettiest areas in Northampton to hike and enjoy beautiful views. And boy was it on fire. The area was all a glow with oranges, reds and amazing dramatic clouds. I had to take a deep breath and not get caught up in it all. I could have stayed there all afternoon photographing this sweet family of four!
During our session I felt that this family had more than just a bond, they had a spiritual connection to one another. Sebastian and Maitreya love to goof around as brothers do, but at the same time they seem like they genuinely love one another. I strongly believe that when siblings are close in age they are each other's best friends. And Sebastian and Maitreya definitely are. Sebastian is ever so quiet and patient with Maitreya and I so adored that trait. Maitreya had this constant happiness and joy that just made you feel like a kid again. Obviously these boys have inherited their amazing personalities from their parents, Lauren and Eric. Witnessing Eric's love for Lauren was so genuine and present. He would look at her with such tenderness that I felt like was intruding in their space...lol...and Lauren has the biggest heart I have ever met. Such a wonderful family and I was so humbled being able to document them.
Thank you Lauren, Eric, Sebastian and Maitreya for allowing me to photography your beautiful, fun and happy family!