I know Ashley through the gym and was thrilled when she contacted me for some extended family photos while her in-laws would be in town. Our kids are the same ages (within just a couple of months!) and it was fun to get to photograph kids who reminded me so much of my own. It’s been a typical July here in Iowa with incredibly hot and humid temperatures, which proves extra tricky when photographing kids, but I love how these turned out. My favorite photos are one that are genuine. In no time at all, kids will grow up and be able to stand still and smile without [much] complaint and so shy little smiles on faces that have yet to care about any sort of photo requests truly make me the happiest.