A long time ago, in the fall of 2003, I took part in recruitment at LSU. Back then, I had no idea where joining a Greek organization would lead me, and if Erin, circa 2011, told Erin, circa 2003, where I am now and all the amazing things that came along with being a Greek woman, I think she would be stunned.
Being a member of a Greek organization was a perfect fit for me. Not only did I make lifelong, trued and true sister friends, but I fell into a wonderful network of women of all ages who have stuck by my side ever since.
When I graduated and moved to Hattiesburg, there was no alumnae chapter or large network of sisters to be seen… Probably because my sorority was not at Southern Miss. However, one of my good friends was a sorority sister of mine, and we made a point to have a good time wherever we went together, whether it was on the sidelines of a baseball game or meeting up at a local restaurant after she was off the air and my images were edited/on the page.
So when I moved to Nashville, I was more than excited to get involved with the local alumnae chapter here. And, with the help of a fellow LSU sister, I did just that.
Enter Heather. We met at a few board meetings. We worked side by side during the Race for the Cure. And then she contacted me, wanting to get some fun photographs of her three children. I happily agreed – because who doesn’t enjoy spending time with kids? – and yesterday, I went to their home to have some fun and make some images.
Her son, Caleb, is quite the talker, and I am loving the following images of him:
The image to the left was the first pose he struck after scaling the magnolia tree. I told him he looked like he had conquered a new land. And then he proceeded to climb the larger tree in the front yard to continue this tree climbing adventure.
Then we ran around some with a hula hoop. Because knowing how to use the hula hoop doesn’t really matter if you can have a good time tossing it around the yard, then chasing it down. (And, for the record, I still cannot hula hoop.)
And then he picked a flower for me!
Check back tomorrow for some images of Caleb’s little sisters!
I would like to say a HUGE “Thank you!” to Caleb, his sisters and their family for being wonderful and making our shoot yesterday so much fun!