It’s a new year, a new season, and this means it’s a great time for updated family pictures. Every year brings change, not just in the seasons, or new goals, but a change in appearance or in height when it comes to kids. My sister and brother-in-law booked their session to capture this change and with their family, there was an addition to the family in the form of a puppy. We did pictures out at the Trek Trail in Effingham and we could not have had any better lighting for their session. The evening sun was casting a golden glow through the trees and with their colorful palette of colors, the pictures turned out very vibrant. As with every session, we took pictures of the whole family, the kids, Kirstie and Brant, and the kids with the pup. Smiling for pictures can sometimes be a pretty tough task to ask people of, but when a puppy is involved, it’s kind of hard to not smile.