I photographed the Cross family last fall at their home in Fayetteville. John is in the military and Ashley used to be a photographer at the Fayetteville Observer, which is where I worked for a while as well. We had never met until I photographed them, but I sure wish we had. This family is absolutely amazing. Ashley and John's partnership is inspiring. Their love for their 3 children and for one another clearly runs deep. They are down-to-earth, open, and incredibly positive. I am so glad they asked me to come document their family for a few hours. These images continue to make me smile.