Summer 2016. When I think about some of the defining moments of this summer, there's quite a list that comes to mind. I think of the life-changing trip Landon and I took to the Middle East. I think of the joys of watching the Rio Olympics these past few weeks (hello, Simone Biles). I think of the blast I had in Ohio at one of my best friend's weddings. I think of the sweet times I had with friends and family at the beach, in Charlotte and in the good ole Gate City. Last and certainly least, I think about Pokémon Go. Yes, you read right, Pokémon Go. While you will not find this game on my personal cellular device, Pokémon Go still found a way to infiltrate my summer. Back in July, I had the opportunity to photograph a maternity session for my good friends Phil & Shannon Loucks. We shot in the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, which is typically very beautiful and serene. The beauty was definitely still intact for our shoot, but I can't say that our evening was very serene, since the entire garden was overflowing with Pokémon Go players. Phil, Shannon and their little girl Abigail were all troopers though, and they handled both the crowd and the July heat like champs. I always cherish the time I get with this family. We've been friends for a while now through Mercy Hill Church, and my soul always finds refreshment when I get the chance to catch up with the Loucks. I was honored to be able to capture this special time for their family, and I can't wait to meet their new little guy soon! I hope you all enjoy the moments below.