Every shoot is a new adventure. This one took me to one of Houston’s most magical and hidden treasures the Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens. Walking into the gardens is like walking into a mythical land. The trees, shrubs, flowers and lush green lawns seem to become animated and interact with the people that come to adore them. The Sincler family looked like they belonged. The two little girls were transformed into beautiful mischievous little pixies playing amongst the mystical back drop of the gardens. The magic did not stop with the sweet pixie children but ebbed from their fun loving parents as well. Although mischievous by nature these little pixies were on their best behavior especially when I waived a dainty, neatly wrapped package stacked full of a sweet pastel rainbow of Smarties in front of them. This family had a very full and a very special day – it was their daddy’s birthday! He was a lucky daddy too; his two beautiful little pixie girls smiled, giggled and played the shoot away.