Last spring I received an email from Kerri, she looking for a photographer for her family. Kerri was hoping I was available for an extended family session the week of July 4th. She and her family lived out of town, as did one of her brothers and his family. With everyone was traveling home to Lockport, NY to visit their parents, they thought it would be a perfect time to capture some updated family photos together. I reached out to learn more about what this family was looking for and within minutes I was so happy to discover that this was for a family I knew when I was very young, at which time we all lived in the most wonderful neighborhood a kid ever ask to grow up in, Carlisle Gardens in Lockport, NY.
Our neighborhood was very special. Each custom designed home was unique and beautiful in its own way. The roads had twists and turns every which way to keep the local traffic out. They were lined with trees, rows of trees, islands of trees everywhere! We had neighborhood parties, picnics and parades. As kids we played neighborhood wide games of cops and robbers on our bikes. We spent countless hours running, biking, and exploring until the street lamps came on. It really was a magical place to grow up.
I was so honored to reunite with this family, the kids and I are now all grown adults with families of our own, and it was so sweet to see how they've changed, but also still remained the same, and to meet their families. I was so honored to photograph them and work to provide them with images they would hopefully treasure.
Below you will find some of my favorite highlights from this extended family session. Mrs. Eglin, Mr. Eglin, Kerri, Nick, Stephen, and family thank you for trusting me to document your beautiful family all as you reunited this summer in our hometown. If we ever have an opportunity to do this again, let's go to the Gardens and have a session there, on "the big island".
Elizabeth Millen is a photographer based out of Lockport, NY serving the Western New York area. If you are interested in a family session of your own please do not hesitate to reach out! Session availability tends to book about two to three months in advance. Elizabeth books outdoor family sessions late April through early November. Lifestyle indoor sessions are booked mid January through late April. Call 716-393-9ELM or email Elizabeth@elmimages.com for session details and booking information. Thank you!