I don’t get to see my cousins frequently, yet somehow hanging with Amy, Ryan and their three boys feels really natural. I’m thankful that being a photographer creates opportunities to see people that I wouldn’t generally run into otherwise. We met on a beautiful October day for a family photo session at Lighthouse Beach in Evanston. Maybe it was the milkshake that Amy promised Brady and Charlie after our session that made these kids amazing? Maybe it was letting them go a little crazy and chase some seagulls down the beach? Whatever it was, there was a lot of love and laughter with this crew.