Today I’m down in Houston with my family for Thanksgiving, so I had a chance to photograph the kids of our family friend from Mobile. I actually photographed them for the first time last year, but this year their grandparents were also here so they had a quick mini-reunion with my Mom while I took Caroline and Carter’s pictures! Last year we went to Hermann Park, so this year we were on the hunt for a different spot. I polled a couple of my friends with kids and this particular location near Rice University came up a couple of times. I did a little investigating and found some photos from another photographer (apparently this is a big bridal/engagement portrait spot) and sent them to Catherine who thought it would be a great setting for their photos. I love the oak trees – it actually reminds me a little of Mobile when I look at these pictures! And that herringbone sidewalk right down the middle = perfection. Now that Carter is a little older, I was able to give them both some creative direction which is always easier than just chasing my subjects around! Caroline is still a natural in front of the camera, so I knew she could help me with little brother – I hope they got their donuts afterwards for these sweet smiles!