This photo session was a gift from me, to my very deserving friends Amber and Dan. To say that this was important for me to do for them is an understatement. I met Dan in preschool, probably 25 years ago; we've known each other forever. Amber and I have been friends since middle school, our friendship ranging from student government, camping in the woods and making pottery together. Four and a half years ago, when they were getting married, they hired me for my first wedding shoot, starting me on the path that I am on to this day for which I am incredibly thankful for. When I learned that Dan is going to be serving our country later this month, I knew I wanted to celebrate their family together with them and to create photos to ease their year apart.