When I first read this mom’s email, there was a whisper of panic in her voice. It is a panic I think every parent feels when they realize how quickly their children are growing. The once cherubic babies that they rocked at 3 am are now half way to adulthood. Life becomes so busy as they get bigger…between school, friends, and sports/activities, there doesn’t seem to be enough time to just slow down and concentrate on each other. This is where I feel like a family photo session really benefits a family. It forces everyone to take a few hours and just focus (no pun intended) on each other while having fun. Mom had requested that we shoot in Old New Castle, Delaware. Being born and raised in Delaware, I had to admit that I hadn’t been there since I was a child but was thrilled when I went to scout out the locations. Old New Castle is small but adorable. It is situated right on the water and is full of character. This is a location that I will be returning to often. We actually had to battle some cold temperatures and bouts of rain but this family was so much fun that you would never know. They are a beautiful family that were perfectly dressed and up for anything.