{Family} Session & the Warmest Light, Manasquan, Sea Watch Beach, NJ

I have a soft spot for sisters.

Ever since my own daughter became a big sister I’ve been sensitive to the tenderness between oldest & littlest, especially with an age gap wide enough to stall squabbles. (For now, true true. haha)  I’m the baby in my own family, lucky to have big sisters I can lean on, so I get it.  I think for a long time I did not, but I do now.  And in these two, I see it.


This big sister is the calm in the storm.  Her baby sister may be the storm itself but look who’s got her back.  Together they look quite unstoppable.
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Yes, and insanely beautiful, too.
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ANOTHER soft spot: Mom in the picture.  

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Could also be phrased: Mom who glows in the picture.
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We met up for this shoot before dinner on Father’s Day in between family get-togethers.  I think it capped off a pretty good day for this Dad of two girls.  I hope every kid remembers being carried by their dad like this…

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At first, she hid from me.  Through some family photos & while I took pictures of her cool-as-a-cucumber sister, she gently avoided me.  And then while I pointed the lens at her parents she twirled & ran around in the sea breeze, non stop.  At 3 & 1/2, I expect nothing less & loved watching her.  I happened to be on my knees in the sand when she plopped herself down in front of me in the warmest light & gave me 4 seconds to take her picture, no more hiding. Nicole Dolan Photo_0159


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Big thanks to this family for laughing at & with me during our time together.  This was a really fun shoot, thank you for enjoying the moment with me!



Happy to be so,




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