What a beautiful day for some outdoor photos, we were lucky!
Kenzie and ‘BOB’ , oh yes, the dogs name is ‘BOB’, were in true form and such great troopers! We walked far and wide to find some nice spots and if we could have only gotten Kenzie out of her ‘play clothes’ (I think we managed a few shots, but money ‘was’ exchanged in the process ;)….
We had fun, and she was my little side kick. Kids are so very inquisitive as this tender age and I just love it. I think I lead her to believe that there were fairies and horses that lived in this grand forest, oh, and yes, that a Harry Potter train was to magically arrive…
Mom was such a good trooper too, it’s hard being persuasive you know!
Well, I will share with all of you that I have an exciting new position that I have taken on within my Human Services field. But with this, comes a large learning curve, and I needed to come home and UNWIND!
So tonight, instead of prepping for a new day, I decided to enjoy it with my sister and our kids. It was a beautiful night and quite frankly, I need to take lots of pictures of my 'own' family, they too will grow up and move on, and I will only have these fond memories to look back upon. I do cherish them. I know when I look at some images, for example, Rowan in the little make shift ditch, he's screaming there in excitment, I'll never forget his screech of joy, and I'm so glad I capture such images to prompt my memory when the days have come that he no longer does that.
How I love these boys...
Oh and how I love my outdoor shoots:) LOVE the elements:)
I also am shooting a really good friend from my past and her daughter and new pup this weekend! YAY OUTDOOR SESSIONS!
So thank you for allowing me to share this little personal portion of my life:) xx
When Katrina and I were in talks with regards to a Mothers Day mini shoot, I thought how lovely of this family to get together to capture the beautiful moments between mother and daughter(s). However, I was completely wrong, when I had shown up at our location (Albion Falls) and to my surprise, no mother. I thought, oh dear, we’re missing a BIG component! The three sisters all laughed at me, and Katrina stated, ‘no, it’s FOR Mothers Day’…OHHHHHHHHHHH!
These girls were a thrill to work with. They giggled, and held one another’s hand when climbing, they wiped mud off one another’s shoes and everything was so innate. The group dynamics were beautiful, and that made for such a beautiful shoot.
Except when starting out. I had to encourage them to ‘pretend to like each other!’… They were all so coy…:)
I also came to some realizations:
- Do NOT wear ballet flats to scale Albion
- I am getting old, as the girls were very adventurous, and I was quite hesitant (I think we met half way:)
- I really do love working in the elements, you really can’t beat mother natures beauty
I'm not too sure where to start with regards to this post:) A compilation of things occured for me to stop and take a moment to think about what's really important to me:)
A 'to be' client and I were discussing the value of our images. It then prompted me to pass along a wonderful post that I stumbled upon and have previously blogged about. Please check it out, it is a MUST read. If you are the one, sitting there, thinking 'I'll get to my family pictures, ect, ect'. PLEASE read, this one is for YOU. And don't fret, I too was one of them... : A letter on my doorstep. I need say no more, you'll understand.
I then also came across this article: How to miss a childhood. Sigh, so very true.
So that led me to my impromptu photoshoot with my wee man Rowan:)
It was a beautiful morning, and he had my fav shirt on of course! That, and I was DETERMINED to get him to wear my funky hat. But of course, he would have none of that...why would he?!
How I love him so. Him and his brother. I will have to do a fun shoot with Obree, who is at school just now.
Enjoy, and stop to think about being in the moment and loving the people around you. I know I did just that today. :)
And with saying this, I'm off to enjoy my children:)
Oh my goodness me. I was so lucky that Adriane found me some way, some how! Amongst the emails going back and forth to finalize details, I had noticed that she was a blogger. Not only a blogger, but an artist! She was in fact, the most interesting person I had the pleasure of meeting!
So out of random interest, I headed on over to her little place in the blogosphere @ http://aandbstories.com/ I really encourage you to check her out. I don't do advertising, or shout outs for that matter, but she is the exception. She's brilliant! You MUST go to see her before and afters with regards to her house. This is what I want in a house! It's perfect! Now where do I get the black board paint....
Not only that, but she paints the most interesting works of art. Here @ http://www.adrianeduckworth.com/. Have you ever seen such esthetically pleasing art? Not I! Now, to get something made!
Okay, I'm sorry, I'm wandering off of my MAIN subject. Mr. Benjamin.
This wee guy was a sweet old soul. He wasn't sure about his surroundings, but was a-okay in the balloon zone, or in the comforts and company of mommy and daddy:) He would do this little irish jig while being held (arms and feet flailing about) whenever he would make his way over to the balloons, it was precious.
That little boy is loved, and is surrounded by some pretty awesome friends and family members:)