Sometimes I get a call about doing a family session and the mom tells me there are “a lot of us”, which usually means about three or four children plus the parents. I just smile, because my definition of a large family may differ from some, as my best friend growing up was the third of eight children. :) Now I get to introduce you all to this sweet family, who I am not related to, but feel like I might as well be. Our friendship is as old as we are and I am so grateful for it! Though we live in different states and it is harder now to arrange schedules for visits, we still keep in touch as much as possible and they are among the first to know about anything important going on in our lives. We’ve created a lot of memories together, and it was a joy capturing some memories of their own for this family who we love so dearly.