The Smith family have proven themselves to be such an important part of our lives over the past 2 years. They were the first family we met when we moved into our new neighborhood. The kids and I went door to door with cookies and high hopes of making friends. We exchanged phone numbers and I remember getting a text the next day asking us to have dinner at their home. I looked at Chris with cautious enthusiasm "Dinner! That's like a real proper date." Turns out the Smiths are about the best people you could wish to live next door to. They watch out for us, and all their neighbors. They are generally the first people to let us know we've left the garage door open, to drop a bottle of wine at our doorstep when they know we are having a bad day or to offer up a ladder for us to hang Christmas lights.
Stevie, Aiden and Katie are three of the sweetest kids. Stevie get so excited about life - to quote Knocked Up " I wish I loved anything as much as this kid loves bubbles". She just makes you want to twirl and dance and cover the world in rainbows. Aiden is wise beyond his years, mature, well spoken, kind and respectful. He follows in his Dad's footsteps of being self-reliant and utterly dependable. He looks out for his sisters and his mom. We love having Aiden in the neighborhood. Katie is just a ball of love and energy and joy. She dances and sings and hugs with every ounce of her being. We love our sweet Katie.
Clay and Andrea are such amazing parents, wonderful friends and a great model of a strong marriage. They have each others' backs, they support and love each other unconditionally. I was so honored to document their family at this moment of their lives.