Category Archives: Vacation

I rarely share personal photos here, but since I’ve been loving Happy Place sessions the last few months, I decided to share a little bit about our own Happy Place.  About three years ago our family moved back to Houston after a four year “vacation” in San Diego.  We try to go back as often as we can because we love and miss it so much…the friends, the weather, the beach, the hills….gah, I could go on and on.

This summer, we knew we wanted to take the kids back to Disneyland but we decided to add on from there.  Andy’s sister and her family recently relocated to Washington state and we had been anxious to visit, so we figured..why not just extend the trip and combine the two?  So our original week long California getaway turned into an almost three week adventure exploring the Pacific Northwest and ending up in Southern California.  It. Was. Amazing.

Rather than go on about it, I’ll stop and share through pictures and video (if you make it all the way to the bottom of the post, you will find my first personal  Life in Motion video).

West Coast Travels 2017 from Melissa Lebo Parsons on Vimeo.

By far the best part of my job is having clients who become great friends of mine.

I’ve only known this family a year, but it feels so much longer in the best of ways.  Erin asked me if I would be willing to come out to their Lake house to take some pictures of her kids just doing life on the lake and of course I jumped at the chance.  I love just letting kids do their thing…not worrying about posing, coordinated outfits, etc…..just capturing them as they are in one of their favorite places.

I LOVED every minute of this session….and even though school is now back in session, looking at these pictures just makes me want to press rewind and go back to those lazy days of summer.


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