August 16, 2020 I met the Thompson family from West Chester, Pennsylvania in Corolla, North Carolina. It was a stormy evening on the Outer Banks but we were able to make the best of the weather and capture their beautiful family portraits.
The Thompson’s been coming down to the Carolina’s annually for nearing thirty years (first from Toronto, Canada and now from West Chester, PA), and they were devastated at the thought of missing this year due to COVID restrictions. Especially since it would be their newest edition, Penelope’s first trip. After being in quarantine for months without seeing one another other, they knew we needed this time more than ever. So they tacked on another week so we could quarantine on the Outer Banks, packed up more food than they could possibly consume and headed down to quarantine together.
“Turns out, it was exactly what we needed. We didn’t leave the house/beach other than for runs around the neighborhood or necessities. So much time laughing, playing and catching up; watching the cousins really get to know each other and realizing each others weird quirks. Every year we are reminded of the magic of the OBX, but this year it brought us more together and filled our cup until we can get back. We booked this family session as a gift for our mom, the matriarch. Throughout quarantine she kept us all connected, checked in on everyone and cared for us even while apart. She has created this close-knit family and we are all so lucky to have her” explained Alison. Scroll down for a few windy frames with the Thompson’s.