Last week, I said “see you later” to some wonderful family friends, who are relocating to Virginia. They are important in so many ways, but it is significant that they are actually the very FIRST family I ever photographed on the beach at the Hotel del Coronado – way back in November of 2009, when I was just getting started in photography. Looking back, it seems I haven’t changed much . . . still drenching my clients seven years later! THEY have changed, though! Their tiny boys are big kids now, and their 6-year-old girl is now a beautiful teen! They have been through some things in the last seven years, but Keri’s joyful, optimistic personality and Mike’s faithful love for and devotion to his family have made them stronger and able to tackle this next chapter in their lives with excitement and enthusiasm. I’m so glad I had this chance to see Keri, Mike, Rylee, Zach, and Colby again and make some special images of them enjoying one of their favorite spots in San Diego. As they reach their new home in Virginia today, my thoughts and prayers are with them for many wonderful new adventures.