{John + Kathy} Family Marshmellow Roasting | Their Backyard

 Backyard Family Roasting Marshmallows, 4 kids, navy blue, mustard yellow, jean . Real moments, real memories. sticky fingers, documentary lifestyle photography by Mimsical photography, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Langley, Vancouver. 

Kathy is the kind of friend who welcomes you into her life and makes you feel like you've know her forever. She's my person I ask for advice from, her laugh lights up the room and I LOVE this woman. So when she asked if I'd be up for doing their family pictures I jumped at the opportunity to work with her! We tossed around a couple ideas and settled on hot chocolate and a campfire in their own backyard. Their backyard is in a beautiful wooded section of town - tall cedar and fir trees surround the property and there is a perfect spot for a fire right at the back!

The kids met me at the door with excitment - they know me as "Mrs Christina" and "Luke and Jack's mum" so they didn't need any time to get used to me! While Kathy finished getting things sorted in the house, I headed outside with the youngest three to play in the leaves. The day had been sunny so the leaves were crisp and delicious even if they were only a little damp. The rich yellows and oranges made a perfect backdrop for two very excited little girls.

Soon dad and mum tromped outside too to get the fire started. It took a bit - the kids were concerned they weren't going to get to roast marshmallows as yet another wet piece of wood fizzled out. But as always, John was determined to get it going! Soon the fire was crackling away and the kids indulged in marshmallow after marshmallow. It was so neat to watch the family fall into it's usual patterns - relaxing into each others company and enjoying the warmth of the fire.

Everyone looked out for the youngest to make sure he didn't fall in, and with only one burnt marshmallow I'd say the day was a complete success.

 

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