I just love this session. The colors, the light, the giggles….and it reminded me of the connection between my own girls. I hope that my client loves them as much as I do. I try to capture the kind of images that I want for my own family…not just posed photos of everyone looking at the camera, but those moments between a family….a look, or a giggle, or they way they are naturally holding hands as we move on to our next spot. In one of the images below of the father and the older daughter…they thought that I was only shooting pics of mom and younger daughter, but I saw them hanging out together and just had to take a moment to capture them too when they weren’t looking. My absolute favorite images are at the very end of the session, when the girls were just playing with each other. That pure joy that you can see on their faces is just the kind of thing that truly inspires me. They are absolutely stunning.
Harlinsdale Farms had no less than 10 other sessions going on while I shot this one…probably more like 15. It was insane, but it was SUCH a gorgeous December day. The trick to shooting in such a busy place is to find where you want to shoot that is in the light you want to shoot and try to frame out any unwanted people or elements. That’s not always possible though, especially when you are trying to capture a real connection between active, moving children, so that is where photoshop comes in, to eliminate unwanted people in the frame when absolutely necessary.
I also want to take a moment to point out that these images were shot when Fall was completely gone. There is pretty much no more leaves left at Harlinsdale and everything is mostly dead. This is a winter session for sure, despite the warm weather, but I absolutely adore it. I point this out because so many people are dead set on shooting “Fall” portraits. Well sadly that really pretty season only lasts for a few weeks, but I 100% believe that beautiful images can be created any time of year.