summer in photos, a personal post

I don't often borrow my own blog for personal purposes, but I do LOVE to round up my favorite images of summer. There was a post going around recently, saying something to the effect of "you only get 18 summers with your kids" and so I think I'll love these posts even more as they age. (and as an FYI-this post is always a mix of iPhone and camera images)
This summer was an awesome one! We traveled a bit more than we usually do and that proved to be very fun and very exhausting. To kick things off, we went camping with friends, then King went to Washington, D.C. with his grandparents, and I went to Portland, OR with a rad group of ladies for the Dear Photographer Elevate + Grow Workshop: making art, honing my craft, meeting new friends. We went glamping for the first time, and to Houston to see my mom and family. King broke his arm, and in a separate incident, had to have the Heimlich maneuver administered.  I was hired for a family session in Naples, FL so we spent a week hopping around Florida and then spent a weekend at the Frio River, had a family reunion on Lake Travis and snuck in time to rest and to play with friends all way through. Here are my favorites memories from summer 2018... 

(some sights in washington dc as documented by Kingston's grandmother, Marme)

friends that are family {austin family photographer}

We recently went on a family vacation to Gulf Shores, AL with some great (and photogenic) friends. And I may or may not have begged mom (one of my very best friends) to do a family session on the beach. Thankfully, she said yes and we had a fun evening running on the dunes. I love this family. She's gorgeous and smart and strong; He's doting, handsome and such a loving father. Together they have an incredible little man that just happens to be my son's best friend.