On Saturday, I met this great family at Mounts Botanical Gardens in West Palm Beach, which was my first time there. I’m so unfamiliar with anything outside of Broward County, its slightly pathetic for someone born & raised in South Florida, but I’m appreciative of my clients who force me out of my norms with just a little travel time. Mounts is a beautiful garden with so many areas to photograph, but since they do not open until 10am, it got really hot, really fast in the sun all morning. These 90-degree days are a constant reminder that our summer is fast approaching & the days of these outdoor sessions are soon going to be very limited. Although it may be hard to tell in these photos, sweet 1-year old Emma was not feeling great & was happiest hanging with her grandpa or curled up in mom’s arms for a nap. In fact, the session ended with her falling asleep on one of the garden’s benches in the shade. Awake or not, I couldn’t get enough of her cute little arm rolls & those adorable Tom’s she was rocking with her pink dress so I never stopped shooting. We were able to take things real slow & anytime she needed a break, we used the time for some group portraits of all the adults – something we often forget to do when there are adorable little-human subjects to steal all our attention. It was fun to have the whole family there, including big brother who was in town on Spring Break… thanks for choosing me to document the visit & your family, including your adorable 1-year old star! It was so great to meet you all!