I cannot believe how fast kids grow up, and equally how fast time flies! I met the gorgeous little Miss. Ava when she was just 3 years old and while she has gotten a bit taller, her love of dancing in circles has definitely never changed. Now just 5 years old, her hair is longer, her dancing leaps a little bit bigger, and her hugs at the end of the session were pretty much heart melting.
Marlee, Michael and Ava met me up at High Hill Ranch in Placerville, Ca at the peak of Apple Hill season. If you have ever lived anywhere near this foothill town, you would know that this fall occasion where the apple trees get heavy, and the pies are everywhere is pretty famous. What makes it great for me, is not only do I get to go buy a quick caramel apple, but we get blessed with a beautiful fall October sunset. Coming from Southern California where most of my sessions are beach and palm tree filled, the fall trees make me a little giddy to visit Northern California more often.
This particular fall family session was extra special as all of them are when they are a blast from the past, as Marlee and I went to not only High School together but all the way back to Elementary school! It is so amazing to get to see her little girl grow up into a striking image of her beautiful mother and I can't wait to see how she continues to grow! What I did leave out of this sneak peak is just how graceful Michael is as he leaps through the air, but if you know this gorgeous couple, they might just share if you ask really nicely.