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I am so excited to share one of my most favorite family sessions of 2013.  Meet Karina, Charles and their boys Maddox and Liam! The fabulous and extremely talented Karina is the photographer at Sweet Roots Photography.  It was such an honor to do this session for her.  When Karina first contacted me and told me her idea of having a family session in the rain.. boots, umbrellas and all, I was ALL for it!  So different and it was definitely going to be my first (planned) session in the rain.  We set the date and hoped for the best.  Well, session day came.. and it RAINED!!!  It could not have been more perfect.  Not to mention this family is a BLAST!  Thank you Karina, Charles, Maddox and Liam!  Words cannot express how much I enjoyed this session!   ltp-acker-family-001 ltp-acker-family-002 ltp-acker-family-003 ltp-acker-family-004 ltp-acker-family-005 ltp-acker-family-006 ltp-acker-family-007 ltp-acker-family-008 ltp-acker-family-009 ltp-acker-family-010 ltp-acker-family-011 ltp-acker-family-012 ltp-acker-family-013 ltp-acker-family-014 ltp-acker-family-015 ltp-acker-family-016 ltp-acker-family-017 ltp-acker-family-018 ltp-acker-family-019 ltp-acker-family-020 ltp-acker-family-021 ltp-acker-family-022 ltp-acker-family-023 ltp-acker-family-024 ltp-acker-family-025 ltp-acker-family-026 ltp-acker-family-027 ltp-acker-family-028 ltp-acker-family-029

As most of you know, I shared in one of the most beautiful experiences about two and half years ago and documented the delivery of my sister’s first baby girl, Avery.  I made a promise to her that I would do the same when baby number two came along!  I kept my promise and headed to Massachusetts for the holidays to ensure I would be there when she delivered.  I arrived December 14th.  She was admitted to the hospital December 16th.  There was more down-time with this delivery, but once her contractions began the night of the 17th, the labor rapidly intensified.  Just with Avery, she decided to go no drugs, all natural.  My sister is beyond amazing. I am still without words to describe her strength.  Similar to Avery’s delivery, my sister had severe back pain and struggled to get comfortable.  The midwife and staff on duty that night were incredibly kind with my sister and made sure to position her in the best possible way to relieve any pain.  At 2:55am on December 18th, Julia Marie was born, weighing 8lbs 11oz and 21 inches long.  The days following were filled with excitement, especially when Avery arrived to meet her baby sister.  I am so thrilled I was able to take this time during the holidays to be with my sister and to document her growing, beautiful family.  I love you all so much! Welcome baby Julia 🙂