At the edge of foliage season, we were able to capture the family photos for Martina & Ed. I was nervous the trees would be bare, but they held on and I am so delighted they did.

Martina is an Instagram turned IRL friend. Her husband, Ed, and my husband met on a separate occasion at a mens' prayer group. Now our families live less than a mile apart and attend the same church.

Photographing her beautiful, growing family was such a joy, and her children are so sweet (and incredibly photogenic). Some of my favorite moments were in the garden while the kids ran around and played. The best photos always turn out when the kids are having fun.

Lastly, not to mention, we had a surprise run-in with a special someone at the end. Scroll down to the bottom to find out!