One of my favorite things about photographing families is the opportunity I have to glean from other parents.  The only thing I'm sure of is that there is not one "right" way to raise a child, there are many!  I'm always learning and adding new ideas to my parenting strategy and style.  For example, I arrived to this session to find Jean, the mommy to new baby Rowan, totally relaxed and in the middle of a feeding, while her 5 year old twins were having a blast with water, mud, and cars in the backyard.  It was refreshing and inspiring to see her mothering from such a place of freedom and peace!  One of my new goals is to make more opportunities for my kids to just be kids.  I hope you enjoy her sweet family and the addition of their third boy!