Catching up with old friends is one of the best feelings in the world,
But as a teacher, it’s even better when you get to see your students…
…. And they still remember you. Haha!
There are always families that leave a lasting impression, and that is exactly the case with the Hoch Family. Even though I caught up with them last week to take pictures, and they’re both TEENAGERS, I still remember them as the adorable tiny humans they were in my class.
The Hoch’s hold a very special place in my heart, not only because they were one of the very first families to ask me to take their pictures, but their easy going personalities and sense of humor (that they were ALL blessed with) are impossible to forget.
A little touch and go with the weather, we ended up having the perfect afternoon at Swasey Park. Although most of the trees were past peak, the ones that were still bearing the bright leaves provided a gorgeous pop of color. And as always, it was hard not to laugh with Casey’s shenanigans, and all the hilarious attempts everyone made to try and get Sam to smile.
It did my heart so much good to see and hear how much Bailey and Sam had grown up, and hear that they’re still in touch with many of the other children from their preschool class. I even got to see a few pictures of them all grown up!
(Which, (shameless plug here,) I would LOVE to catch up with and take pictures!)
I don’t have children of my own, but I completely get it now when they say ‘kids grow up so fast.’ It doesn’t feel like it’s been enough time for them to go from tiny humans with contagious laughter to practically adults!
It’s hard to pinpoint my favorite part about the session, whether it be trying to focus when Shana and Casey were trying to make the kids laugh (it working on me instead), or watching the entire family try to climb the tree… and the most EPIC photo bomb I’ve ever captured. (See if you can figure out which one it is below hahaha)
You know what? Maybe I do have a singular favorite part of their photo session.
They haven’t changed a bit.
Yes, the kids are (rough estimate here) approximately ten feet taller than I remember,
But they’re still the fun loving, goofy, adorable family I remember.