One of the things I love about summer is that it’s the time of year when we do most of our traveling, either visiting new places or going to visit with friends and family members who we haven’t seen in some time. Last week my cousins, Mark and Allie, took the train down from Maryland to spend a few days with us in Charlottesville. I had not seen them in seven years and John had never met them, so it was a great opportunity for them to meet and for me catch up with them after so much time apart!
The other exciting part of this trip was that we managed to squeeze in a senior portrait session for Miss Allie. This was particularly special for me because I have known Allie since she was a baby, and Allie is also a very gifted photographer and hopes to pursue it as a career one day. So off we went to The Boar’s Head one afternoon, and despite the oppressive heat, got some great shots and had a great time together. (Mark, you also deserve a shot out for waiting so patiently for us and humoring me with some pictures).
I love how Allie’s whole face lights up when she laughs.
Allie really wanted to take pictures under this weeping willow. I just love the look of joy on her face!
That’s right, Allie. Go on and be gorgeous on that rock….do your thang….
Allie, I know I’m biased, but you are simply gorgeous, stunning, sweet, funny, intelligent, thoughtful, dear, talented….