There are some galleries that I have a hard time limiting my edits. This would be one of those galleries. I always give extra edited images to my clients but sometimes I really over due myself. It all depends on the flow of the session. In this case Adelyn was a hoot and a half, so full of energy and multiple expressions! How could I not share her captured personalty with her family?!
I've known Adelyn and her parents since she was about three months old. She used to also attend the in-home childcare center I worked at for seven and half years. I'm so happy that I've stayed in touch with her mom over time. Adelyn and her best friend make a point to trick-or-trick at my house (well mostly their parents make a point but still) and I'll catch them at a get together every once in awhile. It's so nice to have their support AND friendship.
This session was taken at Token Creek Park. Again, one of my favorite local locations. We were blessed with warm weather on this early October day and LOTS of sunshine peeking through the greens. I can't say it enough - THIS is my light of choice. I never realized how important light was until I pursued my dream of being a family photographer. We were also blessed with a little fall color mixed with some greenery still.
Since this family is like "VIP" to me, I was willing to forego my two outfit rule for a sixty minute session. So, we went with four different looks just for Addy and squeezed them all in one hour. This wasn't a big deal and didn't eat up much time since it was just one individual changing. Mom and dad kept it simple with just one outfit giving us maximum shoot time which equaled more images! Efficiency at it's finest! This session was geared more towards Adelyn with a few family portraits so it worked out perfectly.
I kept the props simple using my chalk board with the number "5" on it (Addy recently celebrated her fifth birthday and, yes, I enjoy free-hand chalk design.), a crate decked out with my lace doily, some silk floral, my brown fur, a banner and few contrasting blankets. Mom had the great idea of incorporating a pumpkin into a few photos towards the end of her session which turned out to be so adorable.
I hope you dig this segment of Adelyn's gallery and don't forget to leave a sweet note at the end of the blog! :)
Newborn + Family Photographer
Natural Light | Portrait + Lifestyle
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