As a photographer for family photos, there’s nothing that warms my heart more than having the opportunity to photograph a family year after year. It’s even more special when they are long time friends of mine! This December marked the 10th time I have photographed The Tolfa Family since 2012. Gina and I go way back to 2007 when my daughter and her son Vinny were in kindergarten together. Now they are graduating high school and will be off to college next fall.

Here’s two of my favorites from their first family session back in 2012.

Fast forward to this December and you’ll find that Chuck and Gina have hardly aged and are more beautiful than ever! But you’ll see that little Vinny and Gianna aren’t so little anymore. Gianna started her freshman year at Oviedo High School and has become an award winning dancer in regional dance competitions. Vinny has grown to over six feet tall and towers over his mom and sister. They’ve added little Snowy to their family so we did some family poses at the house with him too before heading to Tuskawilla Country Club. Although you can see the changes through the years in their kids, the one thing that hasn’t changed is what a wonderful family they are! The love they have for each other will never change.