Living in North Carolina you come across a lot of relocated New Yorkers, like myself. This family moved here from pretty much the next town over from where I grew up. I always find you get that instant connection from being able to talk about those shared places and experiences. I was able to meet the Bilella family for their pictures at Yates Mill in Raleigh, NC. It must have been the day that we went because it was PACKED. Yes, yes, I know it's a popular family location, BUT I've been there multiple times and have never seen THAT many people. The girls did an amazing job with so many distractions around. I loved how curious Emilia was and Olivia's perfect kindergarten sass and sweet giggles.