I have known the Wintrode family nearly half of my life and some of my favorite memories involve them, so I was ecstatic when Cathy contacted me and asked me to photograph them. This family shares a special bond that you don't see in extended families every day. There is an unconditional love that is at the root of their existence and they share a supportive friendship that is truly inspiring. I love spending time with them and getting to know their children while photographing them was a great experience. We had lots of fun playing in the leaves and reminiscing about old times so smiles and laughter was plentiful!