I was both thrilled and nervous when my friend Emily emailed me about a family shoot. Thrilled because Emily is such a sweet soul and a dear friend. Nervous because Emily's appreciation for photography is not limited to the front of the lens. She's normally on the other side of the camera and is a talented lifestyle photographer. Our interests in photography grew around the same time, in fact, and we've held countless conversations about our shared camera love. So, naturally, I was a bit anxious before our shoot. But I shouldn't have been; Emily set me immediately at ease with her kind smile and warmth. She and her husband--our old pastor!--were super flexible and up for anything. And their girls? Absolutely amazing. Thank you, E...it was such a pleasure and an honor. Oh, and if you're in the DC area, Emily's site is worth the click: www.emilylargephotography.com.