just to be, and enjoy one's immediate family;
it's like vacation.
That's what this family session made me feel like. Like I was just watching a vacation unfold before me. We met up on the campus of Baylor University and walked around together. We read some stories, ate some muffins, swung on the tree swings, visited the fountain, twirled, and kissed the baby a thousand times each. I loved this session because Mom and Dad didn't seem weighed down by the presence of their children. They weren't worried about the baby looking away, or big sister refusing to wear (for more than one minute) the cardigan mom picked out; They enjoyed. They watched. They listened. They smiled. They let go of expectations. This is my hope for every session; the masks come off and parents welcome their kids to take off their masks, too. I can see mom and dad make eye contact with knowing glances because their kids are being kids, again (kids have a habit of doing that, don't they).