Orange County Outdoor Lifestyle Photography / The Hammork Family

When the sun is hanging low in the sky, when it's a blistering hot but gorgeous Monday, when you meet up with really old friends and catch up on all that has gone on with everyone the last ten years, magic happens. I was honored to capture this special moment in time, when all the kids are grown up and together again, for just a short time before they embark on new journeys around the world. Plus they made my job really easy by being ridiculously good looking. 

Summer Travels | Czech Republic

This summer we went to Europe. We spent most of our time in the wildly beautiful, incredibly green, and blueberry infested countryside of Czech Republic, and then a small jaunt to Stockholm, Sweden. We grew so much as a family, and I wish I could say I spent so much time with my camera that I grew in some aspect there as well. Alas, there was too much ice cream to eat and too many locals to befriend so I didn't pick it up as much as I would have liked. But at least I took a few... (lots more iPhone snaps of our travels on my instagram over at @mama___wolf if you're interested). If anyone is wondering if they should travel with small children, the answer is always a resounding yes. It will be exhausting and sometimes you might think you were crazy for doing it, but it will still absolutely be worth it.