Kate Turlington and Richard Mussewhite are the kind of neighbors that you dream about when you buy a house. Because they are not merely neighbors, they are friends…the kind of friends that you organize neighborhood yard sales with, have over for impromptu backyard bar-b-ques, and who you can trust implicitly with the care of your beloved, albeit CRAZY, dog when you go out of town! Kate is a successful professional petsitter (check out her website here!), but has nonetheless gone out of her way on numerous occasions to pop in on our Pickle when things have come up for us unexpectedly. We can’t begin to thank her sufficiently for the ease of mind that she has provided for us time and time again! Pickle is our baby, after all!
That said, you can only imagine the pleasure felt when Kate asked if I could take a few photos of her family. An opportunity to return one of the zillion favors that we owe! Yay!! Kate’s husband, Richard, has a son, Kyle, who lives in California and only is able to visit occasionally. It was so much fun to see Kyle, Richard, and Richard’s younger son, Thomas, all roughhousing around during the session…hilarious!! It began during the first part of the session at Duke Gardens, and continued right through the second part of the session in Kate and Richard’s backyard. You may recognize Kate from the images from Liz + Grant’s wedding– Kate is Grant’s sister! They have their incredible green thumbs in common and Kate has created a true garden out of her back yard! The best part of the backyard portion of the session was being able to include the rest of the kids…the four-legged ones! Marvin the mutt and Begonia the Sheltie make up the canine team, while Tallie (I don’t know what kind of cat Tallie is!) and Mari, the orange and white tabby play for the feline squad!