These friends are the BEST! We love the Topolls! I have been teaching these kiddos since 2012, and have been photographing them since 2014! I am so glad that Dan and I have gotten so close to Kelly and Mike (and the kids) over the years. They are like family to us now, and we love spending time with them. I also LOVE being their Spanish teacher, and have had the privilege of seeing them grow so much over the years. I remember Lily when she was younger than little Gavin, and now she is almost a teenager (tears…she is amazing). Kelly and Mike are best friends, and their love for each other shines through their three amazing kids. I just love these 5 so much (can you tell?!). They had the idea to do this photo session in their hometown, Youngsville, NC! It was so fun seeing all of their favorite places, and taking photos at this different location. What a great idea! After writing this blog post, I decided to go back in time into my files and find some throwbacks and now I am dying because OMG they really were so tiny. 🙁 Gavin was not my biggest fan when I met him on our first shoot (before he was in Kindergarten!! crying!) and now he is my little buddy, even though he will only hug me and then run away (lol)! Love.
Ready for some “Sentimental Libs” throwbacks right now? Because I have been texting Kelly pictures with crying emojis for like an hour….
THIS MIGHT BE MY ALL TIME FAVE…. lol poor lil’ Gavin 🙁 He was not a fan of “Mrs. Senora Lor-pet-ski” when he was a lil munchkin.
Love these sweet littles!