Apple Picking... 6 months later | New York Family Photographer

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.

Summer Evening Play | New York Lifestyle Photographer

They wanted to go to the playground but I was not up for it. I offered a hose instead... You can never go wrong with a hose. Win-win for all.  Images taken the first day of September, right before the end of summer. My heart breaks a little when the autumn breeze starts kicking in.

Woods and Playground | New York Family Photographer

A quick change of clothes and we headed out. My oldest daughter has recently taken an interest in photography and in being photographed.  She'll say things like, "Mom, look at those flowers, we should take pictures of them" or "Mom, that is so pretty, it would be a great place for pictures, don't you think?", and she'll strike a pose before I've had a chance to turn the camera on. My little one, on the other hand, only agreed to pictures after I promised I'd take her to the playground. That's how we ended up with the following mix of "woods" and playground session (which ended up being lots of fun). Some are not as great as I'd like them to be but, their expressions, and how it shows their love for each outweighs it all.