It was turning into a beautiful morning when I arrived at Terry and Jill Conlin's home for their Family Portrait Session, and I was immediately greeted by Terry and their youngest son at the door. Colton (7), Carson (4) and little Camden (18 months) were looking for shoes, bright-eyed and ready for adventure.
The Conlin family lives in the growing community of Lakes of Cane Bay in Summerville, SC, and their brand new home is surrounded by woods and a scenic lake right outside their back door. A multitude of seagulls were enjoying the breeze right behind the house, dipping and turning and enjoying the cool morning air as they gracefully flew over the lake.
Their neighborhood is beautiful, and we took a stroll down the road to where the boys love to ride their bikes and play near a bridge that stretched over part of the lake. The Conlin's love the outdoors, and one of the reasons they chose to settle in this part of the Lowcountry was for the beautiful lakes, water activities, walking trails and the neighborhood pool.
I discovered before I arrived that the boys loved superheroes, and as I began taking pictures they told me how much they loved Captain America and The Hulk. Carson even showed me his favorite Super Hero Pose!
Next we went to a nearby dock and shelter that jutted out onto the lake. It was beautiful and serene, and the sun was just peeking over the trees when we arrived.
The boys were a constant flurry of motion as we continued taking pictures, stopping briefly to hug mom or tackle dad.
The whole family are big hockey fans, and love attending Stingray Hockey games with friends. The two older boys play on a hockey team that their dad helps to coach. Terry also volunteers with the minor hockey program as a player development coach. We took the opportunity after their regular family pictures to take some pics of the guys in action practicing at home. They make quite the team!
If I had to describe this family in two words I would have to say "deeply connected." They have a deep love and affection for one another that was simply irresistible, and really shows through in their images. Jill and Terry have a strong commitment to family, and enjoy the high energy a house full of boys brings.A huge thanks to the Conlin Family for allowing me to capture their beautiful family!