These are not the best pictures technically speaking, yet they perfectly capture her silly and happy personality. I can watch her laugh for hours and be happy just doing so.
R. family returned for their Spring photos. It was a bit too sunny for my taste but we made it work. The important thing is that baby Matthew was happy and I was pleased to see him again. Always a pleasure and joy to watch these kiddos grow. Love you guys!
Yes, you read that right, 6 months later is when I'm posting pictures taken last June when we went apple picking on a rainy Saturday. That's how behind I am on editing and archiving my photographs, specifically those of my own kids and life. One of my goals this year is to edit more frequently in order to post regularly and have my files organized and current.
Anyway, I just found these images last night while organizing my hard drive. It was a wonderful surprise to find them now because I remember uploading them back then and I not being crazy about them, in fact they seemed pretty ordinary and it's most likely the reason I did not rush to edit and thus forgot about them. As I reviewed them yesterday, I loved every single one; they're not perfect and the plastic rain covers purchased at the farm are not exactly beautiful but they add to the story and take me back to our soaked shoes, squishy sound they made as we walked, feeling the water within our toes; the muddy and slippery grass, the cold weather for which we were not prepared. And the strawberries... probably the sweetest I've tasted in my life. Looking back, it was a wonderful day and totally worth ruining my sneakers in the pouring rain. Thank you Luna for the adventure.
I've photographed this family many times but these may be my favorite session from all. The colors, oh the colors! I always forget how much I love Fall; it's only when the leaves start to change that I'm in love with it all over again. This year in particular it's been beautiful because of the wonderful weather that has allowed us to walk over leaves and pick them while feeling the cool breeze, free of heavy coat and gloves. I don't think we experienced Fall last year.
Anyway, back to the session. I was surprised when I went over the images on my computer. With a toddler running around and wanting to play it's hard sometimes to photograph them but the trick is to play along, get on their level, forget about the perfect portrait and enjoy the moment with them. You may be pleasantly surprised.