That’s right tomorrow morning dad deploys for duty overseas. I cannot imagine being in either one of their shoes right now as I am sure this tight family is a bundle of a million emotions. I ran into mom and dad at a mutual friends’ home while they were here on vacation. We then decided to cram in a photo session into their very packed vacation/daddy preparing to deploy trip. As soon as I say,
“Sure, I’d love to take your family portraits!” I hear mom say, “Yes, I love photography! I have a degree in Art and I minored in photography.” GULP! I was nervous! I’ll admit that I studied some(vintage) famous family portraits before this session. I did know that I already had a leg up because the entire family was so beautiful!
Then we, by chance, both mention the same location in Storyland for the session. I was thrilled as I have been dying to shoot a family at Storyland and the amusement park! We show up and it is closed! The wrong spring hours were posted on the website. So now I’m really winging it! We ran over to the sculpture garden and did as much as possible before we were escorted out because it too closes awfully early. We look around like now what? We already had discussed not doing the same old City Park pics so my brain was running a mile a minute. Dad decided it was time for the kids to enjoy their first snowball and the short car ride was the perfect break. I remembered an area that gets beautiful light at sunset and I had never used anything like it before. I think it worked perfectly! We had privacy so everyone could be themselves-and space to let the kids run!
Thanks so much for choosing me! Dad, stay safe. Mom, stay sane. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers over the next several months.