This was my first time visiting Fairview State Park, a session with the Schwartz family. One of my favorite crews. It was early morning in late June, the only time the Louisiana humidity seems to be tolerable for slightly longer than the rest of the day. I was covered in sweat by the end of it per usual and without fail this beautiful family is picture perfect.
I have known this first time momma since the "young and dumb" years. I was absolutely thrilled when she shared their journey with me and her want to have me capture it. You can imagine the nostalgia. Roots. I love documenting the life path's of those I call friend. This is photography. Noseeums and all. This is how mermaids are made.