I enjoyed photographing my family during a day trip to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC.

For this month's blog circle, "In These Moments", I'm sharing images from our last big summer activity. It was a trip to the zoo. (Actually, it was one of our only big "activities" this summer.)

We love the NC Zoo. Every few years, we purchase a family membership and then we visit a bunch of times that year to make it worthwhile. Then we take a year or two off. If you live in North Carolina and you haven't been, you really need to check it out. It is a fantastic zoo. We haven't been in over a year and my sister and her family recently moved down here to NC so we invited them to come with us. We usually pick a section to visit each time (there are two: Africa & North America) and spend our day in only that section. It really is that big!

We ended up picking a great day to go. The weather was predicted to be beautiful and it did not disappoint. We chose to spend this visit in the "Africa" section. We saw giraffes, zebras, lemurs, lions, gorillas, and more! My kids fought over their camera, they held hands with each other and their cousins, they laughed, someone probably got upset over something and cried (with five children in our group, it's bound to happen, right?!?), they played and overall, we had a blast!

Take a look at some images from our day.

Oh, and look - I was there, too!

My favorite part of this particular visit was when we were in the Forest Aviary. We all enjoyed and laughed at the cool air that rises up from the vents. The funniest part was my 3 year-old niece because she wore a dress and we all got a good laugh at how it kept flying up. :)

Does your family love to visit the NC Zoo?

It would be perfect for a "Fall Outing" session (see blog post HERE) with Laura Ann Photography. Contact Laura today to schedule yours. 

Take a look at some of my fellow photographer's work by following the blog circle. Laurie Schultz has posted about her favorite summer moments HERE