I was walking through the park two days before my photo session with Elaine and Joe’s family and I stumbled on the perfect, sun-drenched wildflower-covered hill.
My heart skipped a beat. The grass and flowers were tall and perfect for what I was envisioning and I thought, “oh please oh please oh please don’t mow the grass before our shoot.”
They mowed it the next day.
I was really bummed out until I realized that most of the flowers were still there. How does that happen? Are flowers just super bendy or something and don’t get chopped by the mower? I have no idea. I don’t really even care. I am just glad this happened.
I say this often, but this is so easy when I am working with such relaxed people. Gabrielle took a little time to deem us worthy of her energy (you know how toddlers are), but a few snacks and some fun with Logan helped. By the end of our time she had turned on her full charm. And I’m considering bringing Logan along to all my photo shoots from now on- he’s my new ten-year-old location scout. This kid had an eye for the good spots!
I’m a girl who likes order, so we’ll start at the beginning of my favorite shots. (But just know there is more sunny, flowery goodness- my extra-favorite shots- waiting for you at the bottom of this post.)
We grabbed a few shots of Elaine and Gabby with the gorgeous cherry blossom tree in front of their house while it was in full bloom…
… and then the day of our actual session we headed over to Patterson Park.
I know, right? They are just crazy gorgeous. Happy Friday.
Technical note: The fonts on my blog have gone wonky. Working on getting that resolved… UPDATED 5/7/12: Fonts are fixed!
Semi-technical note: How is Elaine the cutest pregnant person you have ever seen? I mean seriously. Can’t get over it. Just precious.