Our family is spread all over the world and has been since I was born. So anytime people talk about long distance anything (relationships, family, travel) I definitely get it. And there are lots of times during my day that I wish family (and framily!) lived closer. Or that there was some sort of instant travel device available (Apple are you listening?). Even with FaceTime and Skype it's not the same as in person. The upside? When reunions happen they are so awesome and so worth the wait. So when my friend Michelle approached me about doing a family session for her mother-in-law, Sue's, 65th birthday party at the classically styled Dane Estate, I was more than happy to oblige. The Freedmans are bicoastal, with Matt and Michelle based in Boston with their daughter Madeleine, and Mike and Brooke in San Francisco with their baby boy, Nicholas. Sue was so thrilled to have them altogether, celebrated her birthday with them and many close friends into the warm summer evening. A great example of a worth-the-wait reunion!