In July I was lucky enough to spend 3 days at a lake house in New Buffalo Michigan with my best friend’s family! It might seem weird to those who don’t know us, but I have been friends with Katie since 4th grade, and so, her family is my second family! They have always made me feel like a part of their family and I am so thankful for the time that I got to spend with them! I think the best part of it all is seeing how amazing the little ones are turning out. Each one is so different from the next, but special in their own way – Marin is the fearless leader (who also has fierce poses when it comes to picture taking), Grace is the quiet but thoughtful one, Bryne is the sweet but super fun care bear, Tommy is the only little boy of the family, and he holds his own well as a contemplative and timid boy at first but once he opens up he’s a love, Reese is the hilariously unique one – each one of them has a piece of my heart and I think about them daily!
I will always remember this trip – the golf cart rides, sunsets on the beach, having drinks together in the evening, reading under a shade umbrella in the sand (that we worked tirelessly at getting to stay put), kids playing in the water, shoreline brewery, fish tacos, soft hoodies, and even Emergency Room visits! My favorite thing about this family as a whole, though, is how much they remind me of my own family – everyone is so different, but when they come together it’s all about one main goal – family first.
You guys may never know the love I have for you – thank you so much for making me an O’Brien – even if just for 3 days 😀 -Abby (HWO)
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Abby Hacker Photography is an Indianapolis Indiana based photographer, focusing on Indianapolis weddings, Indianapolis engagements and Indianapolis portraits, though is available for travel throughout the midwest and worldwide.