My sister in law is amazing. She's wicked creative, resourceful, kind, stylish, and has made three really cute babies. And I'm not just saying this because she's made my brother happier than he's ever been. She really is the sister I never had.
So when my trip to the Pacific Northwest, where she lives, coincided with her birthday... Well, I couldn't think of a better gift than a family session to preserve memories of how happy and thriving they all are. It was the least I could do for all of the inspiration and parenting know-how she has doled on me over the years.