One of the nicest parts of photographing families year after year is not only seeing kids get bigger but also the relationships you cultivate with parents. Elaina and I really hit it off and got our kids together recently and it really hit home how fortunate I am to do this job. I meet great people-- people who I probably would not have met. Elaina and her husband are from the mid-west, not far from where my husband was born so it seemed that we had a lot to talk about right from the start. Elaina asked Roger Williams if we could use the Botanical Gardens for our photos and I think they were a perfect way to capture a little boy who loves the park and loves flowers.