Joyful. Loving. Energetic. Positive. The Upton family absolutely exuded all of these qualities. From the second they got out of their car at Annenberg park, I knew that this session was going to be special. Jessica and Barrett ('Bear') welcomed Cleveland home from Iraq only days before the shoot. It was obvious that this family was thankful above all else just to be together again. Even more amazing, only 48 hours after our session the Upton's loaded into a moving truck and set off for Alabama, their new stomping ground. Carefree and playful the entire time, you would've never guessed how much was going on in their world. We walked the trails, explored the creek bed and even played a little baseball =) Oh, and did I mention they officially set the record for most pictures taken during a session? More to decorate with, right Jessica? ;-) Best of luck in Alabama, thank you for bringing such light into the lives of those around you!