I had the pleasure and joy of photographing a close friend’s two children and her nephew and two nieces when they were in town recently. Her daughter and my youngest daughter have been good friends since they were in first grade, so I have watched them grow and change so much over the past 7 years to the point that her children feel like my own. We tried to avoid the bright sunshine by shooting at 7 p.m. but it was such a cloudless, sunny day that we had to just suck it up and make the most of it! The kids were so excited to be together and had all kinds of energy so I made them run up and down the hill at Jacobson Park to burn some of it off while I took their photos. I’m sneaky like that.