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The Pickering: Family | Durham, North Carolina

I had a blast photographing the Pickering Family, Allie and Nate’s kids were so into it, I could not help but keep clicking away, Aiden, their son didn’t mind me following him around with the camera, Elle, their middle child warmed up to me and started to enjoy posing and the baby, once she started crying for any reason I would try to capture her moment of distress but as soon as I point my camera at her, she would stop…. and started giving me big smiles! It got more exciting for everyone as soon as we headed outside and looked for an empty field. We wondered off across the street and found a few good spots with hidden treasures! We found an old and abandoned trailer RV with the sun peeking through between the surrounding trees, a small old shed and as we go beyond the trees, I heard the “hallelujah chorus singing” we found an empty field! Kids and the parents… along with their photographer had a blast! As Nate and Allie enjoyed playing with their kids, as the kids ran around enjoying their freedom and as the sun was setting I was in my moment, taking it all in and do what I do best. Then an SUV started to roll in and I just heard Nate say, “Well, the fun is over. I think it’s time for us to head back.” Sure enough, it was. As we were heading back to the van, we noticed another surprise was waiting for us, a cop car was parked behind the van and the sheriff was standing there waiting… as I always say, good times – good times! These sort of moments are the things we can always look back to and will relish for a lifetime… Enjoy the photos!



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