Every year, when I attend the Lifetime Networks Gala, I have the pleasure of being greeted by an infectious smile and a promise that this is the year we will finally do a photo shoot. This year, my wait was finally over. Having only met the mom of this family, I was unsure what kind of personalities would be walking onto the beach to meet me when the day finally arrived. I was so happy to encounter a whole family of huge grins, laughter from deep down in the belly, and a love for puns, teasing and general merriment. This family clearly loves each other, supports each other and adds in some good natured ribbing to keep things real. Definitely hope this isn’t my last shoot with this family, especially if they bring me boxes of candy each time we meet.