I first met Steve and Sarah about 8 or 9 years ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We were a part of similar circles but then we moved to different cities. Fast forward a bit and I watched as their darling family grew. Emerson is full of wonder, passion, interesting facts about animals, especially dinosaurs, a thirst for justice and he’s currently inviting his friends (you) to join him in his big dream. Sarah will often post “Emersonisms” or little things that he’ll say throughout a day. A recent one that I found to be far beyond his years was him remarking, “Someday, when I have the privilege of marrying the girl of my dreams – I will fight the good fight for her.” Another time she shared that she woke in the middle of the night to find him in the bathroom cutting his own hair and when asked what he was doing, he replied that he was making some self improvements. It’s no wonder where he get this deep thoughtfullness and reflection, Sarah and Steve so evidently share their love with the children in a way that allows them to dream big and spread it along to others. Being a very talented artist herself, I was delighted when Sarah invited me over to Maui to capture them on a family vacation at Napili. They were playful and up for anything, especially when it began to downpour every 10 minutes and we had to give it another try the next morning. I can attest that these kids are loving life from the morning to the evening, especially when little Mercy has sand to practice walking in and Emerson has turtles to find.