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A few weeks ago I found myself in paradise, Maui to be exact ... on a #mauimommytimeout (for those of you who follow me on Instagram) I spent a glorious week in Hawaii with my sister and dad on a once in a lifetime trip, surfing, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, pooling, water-sliding, eating, drinking, sunning ... SO MUCH FUN.  I kept having to pinch myself and kept asking 'how did I get so lucky?' well, I actually knew the answer to that ... my rockstar sister qualified for the trip through work and when her husband couldn't go along (poor guy) she extended an invitation to me and our dad!  I could go on and on about how wonderful it all was, and spending quality time just the three of us was truly a gift!  .

I schlepped along my camera with every intention of bringing it along everywhere we went ... however it ended up not leaving the hotel room until our last evening when I offered to do some beach sessions for some of the families we were vacationing with.  I was so glad when the Crabtree and Shapiro families took me up on my offer, and had a blast with each group.  There is something to be said for taking family pictures while on vacation ... everyone was so laid back, really enjoying each others company, and it didn't hurt that we had the most beautiful location as our canvas. 

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Thank you Tim and Mo for sharing your darling family with me, I had so much fun playing with your kiddos and capturing their tight-knit bond.  Thank you Mark and Susan for giving me the chance to teach Ben a little about photography, I am so glad to have a new little buddy to take pictures with :)  I treasured my time with each one of you and look forward to seeing you again!

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xo, Jessie

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