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Sunset Session at Coxhall in Carmel, Indiana | Sisters & Summer Time Vibes | The Wachowski Family

Updated: Feb 16, 2021

mom holding tween daughters at coxhall gardens in carmel indiana by hashtag memories photography

Remember when you were a kid and somehow you never noticed how hot it really was, or that the mosquitoes were out because you were too busy chasing lighting bugs in the yard?

I think summer is just one of those seasons that stirs emotions & fond memories for everyone.

School getting out, the feeling of relief as you dip into a cold pool. And for me - the longing for cheap chocolate ice cream, like my grandma used to by, right before slipping under cold bed sheets as an oscillating fan makes it rounds on hot sticky nights. So. many. memories.

And for me, that's one of the curiosities my mind sometimes drifts to while we're photographing our Hashtag Memories' families. We get to meet kiddos of all ages and I find myself wondering - what will these kiddos remember? What will their memory of the "perfect" summer night be? What experience will they use to craft their own kid's experiences some day?

Will these cuties remember how the light was dancing off of the willow trees the night we met up? Or perhaps that one time they spotted the biggest bull frog they'd ever seen chillin' out in the water while Mom and Dad snuggled up for a photographer in some park during their tween years?

...Or even how much little Miss Victoria here, flat out HATEs bugs? I wonder, will her kiddos tease her as they chase her around with a jar of flying antagonists, in hand?

Tween girl in pink dress laughing, with black glasses during family photo session

But, I suppose really, only time will tell. At least for now, we know, some of those tween moments: the laughs, fighting and snuggles are forever saved for a time when they themselves circle back again, searching...for "that missing thing" that made these days so special.

family photo at coxhall gardens with daughters by hashtag memories photography in indianapolis, in
tween girl laughing with sister and family during family photography session in carmel indiana
mommy and me, mom holding tween daughter under willow tress, family poses, coxhall gardens

You tell me... what is your favorite childhood memory? Or perhaps even the one you're hoping with every inch of your heart that your child(ren) remember when they are grown?


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Hey there - I'm Chelsea! A coffee worshiping Hoosier native, just trying to raise a kiddo and capture vivid memories in central IN for my families & brides. To see more of our work, make sure to FOLLOW us on Facebook and Instagram & sign up for our VIP club to get first dibs on open session date! Curious about me? Dive into my story of how I flushed my comfortable Fortune 500 Marketing Career to take on the life of a SMB owner at HashTag Memories Photography!

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x.o. -c

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