When my sister asked me to do a photo shoot of her and my nephews Owen & Noah as a surprise Father’s Day gift for my brother-in-law, I was all in. I love taking pictures of my nephews because they are the wildest little pair and they are little comedians without even knowing it. My sister and I like taking them to an open area so they can run around and just be free. As soon as we arrived at this beautiful beach in York, Maine I took off my flip flops, had my camera in hand and started running barefoot snapping away after Noah as he was the first one to run off. Of course, when there are tide pools around you immediately know that’s where he’s headed. We all knew his outfit was not going to stay dry for very long going into this, and I think that made it even funnier for him as if it was his way of saying “I told you so.”
What I have loved most about being an aunt to these two is seeing how my sister handles the unexpected with them. I never had a doubt in my mind that she’d be an amazing mom and she has continued to be the best role model for me because of her ability to love, nurture, and shape Owen & Noah’s young minds and big hearts. These boys have taught us both how to let loose and live so freely like there’s no tomorrow and I can’t thank them enough for showing me that every time I’m with them.