This photoshoot was a lot of firsts for me. It was my first cousin/best friend family shoot and my first rain lifestyle photoshoot. Monica and her cousin, Yelena, grew up close and are still best of friends. They wanted a fun cousins photoshoot with all of their kids and they wanted it to capture this stage of life in more of a lifestyle type of photo session. Originally we planned this shoot when it was suppose to snow outside, but had to reschedule. We weren’t sure what was going to happen with the weather, but saw that the time we had planned it was going to be rainy. Monica and Yelena thought it would be so fun to have the kids play outside in the rain, in an effort just to capture real life with kids. I absolutely LOVED the idea. We had so much fun! We started inside with the kids, grabbed some family photos and then got the kids ready and went outside. When the only way you can get the baby to take a picture is by giving them a lollipop, you roll with it!Don’t worry her lips aren’t blue from being cold, it was from a blue lollipop!!What a fun shoot! I hope it captured the littles having fun and this stage of life for you all. Thank you so much for choosing me to take pictures for you all, what a pleasure!