Hope everyone had a great Easter holiday weekend. We had such a fabulous time visiting my family and what made it extra special was that my friend Jill was there too with her daughter Kira. She was out for the week to visit her grandma, so we got to spend a couple of days together. Jilly and I have been friends for…uh…how long is it now? Well, I know it is at least 13 years because it was during college when I met her at PNC bank, when we were both part time bank tellers back in the day. She lives in Virginia now, with her husband Aric and 4 year old daughter Kira and there 3 dogs. As I get a little older, I realize how much I miss my old friends. We don’t get to see each other very often, but when we do, it is like it was yesterday. We just pick up where we left off, joke about our college days and dancing until 2 am. Jill and I are totally opposite in personality, but somehow we clicked. It was me who was the bad influence and had us on the dance floor until closing, along with my sister Gloria and our good friend Mary. Love ya girls!!! We are the original “Dancing Queens”…ha ha that just dated us a bit, sorry girls! We all had the best time together and now friendships that will last forever.
Our family & friendships are so important and that is why photography is such a part of my soul because I get to solidify the moments we share with them. On this trip, Jill asked me to take photos of her daughter Kira with her grandparents because they live in Alaska now and really don’t get many photos together. I felt honored to share these moments with Jill & her family…thank you so much Jilly!
In case you didn’t notice, Kira is quite the “Ham”. I think she watches America’s Next Top Model or something because she has got her posing down. We had a lot of fun in one of our favorite places to shoot! Afterwards, we went to grab a bite to eat and Kira looked over the table and said to me…”Aunt Dana, you love to take pictures!” As I sit here and write this with my eyes full of tears, I hear her little voice. Yes Kira, I do love taking pictures!
Enjoy the moments, J+D
I love this one!
Grandma + Kira
Grandpa + Kira
Everyone’s favorite photo!
Jilly + Kira
Kira + Jilly + Grandpa + Grandma
She is gorgeous!
Playing peek-a-boo with grandma & grandpa!
Jilly + Kira + Dana
Just laughing…love ya girls!
I will miss you both until next time!
i love all the pictures. thanks so much. everyone thinks they are fantastic. It’s such a special thing to have them. We had a lot of fun.
love ya lots!!
So Amazing! Great work guys. It was a great weekend. Love you!
Sweet pictures, Dana! I love the one with the flower and the one where she’s laughing. At least I think she’s laughing…haha. Her face is kind of scrunched up. Those have always been my favorite photos of my friend’s kids to take…the ones that capture them being kids. Love that!
Dear Dana and Jeff: Beautiful photos, and we thank you again for taking them for us. We had a lot of fun on our trip, and it was great to see you and your family as well. Stay happy!
cute pics! I voted for your website!!!!..which reminded me to take a look at the pics again! love em!