This Hudson Valley, NY family photography session is so dear to my heart! When my good friend Erika reached out to me about capturing her, her sister and both of their kids, I just couldn’t wait! We’ve all heard that siblings are built-in best friends, but cousins are right there too. After growing up being very close with my cousins and now seeing our next generation of cousin besties, I totally understand the bond kiddos start making with their family at even an early age. Plus seeing each of these beautiful mama’s with their children was incredibly sweet. Especially since my lovely friend has been one of my go-to’s for all sorts of sage new-mom advice. She is calm and loving and approaches motherhood wholeheartedly. She is proud of her two boys who are kind, silly and well-adjusted. As an outsider looking in, I see her as a full-time hard-working mama who knows that life is beautiful and messy and precious and hectic yet no matter what, she makes everyday a fun adventure for her kids. And she’ll also do whatever it takes to get at least one photo with her boys 😉 (see end of post for proof)!