Vanessa and I went to junior high and high school together. I still remember Vanessa inviting me to a birthday party in 7th grade and discussing Aqua's "Barbie Girl" song! Ahhhh memories! Now more than 16 years later, we still keep in contact but our conversations have shifted to kids' nap schedules and photo shoot ideas. It's been a pleasure to see how her family has grown over the years, as well as be able to photograph her two adorable girls, Alana & Leah. So sit back and enjoy a sunny, beach family shoot at Illinois State Park in Zion, Illinois.