Yesterday I was hired by my dear friend Ashley to photograph her family reunion. Held in Union Beach NJ, I took a ride with Ash and her husband Brett 45 minutes out of the city to celebrate the Merker side of her family. The oldest of four daughters, Ashley's immediate family is always a blast to hang out with, and her extended family didn't disappoint either. I truly had a wonderful day spent with a most excellent group of people (and amphibians!) all of whom are incredibly fun and photogenic.