I’m not sure who adopted who first… but somehow I think I’ve become related to the Pattersons by now. I remember when the twins were born and Ben and I went on a family road trip with them just a few weeks later. I remember being at Barakel when Jeanne told me that she was pregnant with Simon. From late night talks after babysitting, to helping with the wedding in such huge ways, to inviting us over for dinner and a Nerf war, Chris and Jeanne have become very dear friends to me over the years. It’s been special to watch all the boys grow up but I didn’t realize how big they were getting until I was looking at these images after the session.