After enjoying many winter storms these past few months, I’ll admit it’s been nice having a little sunshine to welcome in Spring. In years past I’ve always planned a photo session around March to commemorate my children’s upcoming April birthdays, but this year we’ve been so busy I hadn’t really thought much about a photo session. In February my daughter and I begin a new chapter together: homeschooling. While I wouldn’t recommend diving into this particular chapter while in the midst of purchasing a home and making renovations, this time we are getting together has been such a blessing. While still busy in other activities such as dance and now running club and tennis, I’m thankful for this extra time together. Blessed by the opportunity to get to know my girl better through unhurried snuggles and more frequent conversations. I’m treasuring the chance to see what she gets excited to learn and how passionate and creative she can be when inspired.
A couple of weeks or so ago when we were driving and enjoying an amazing sunset I mentioned to her that the light was so beautiful and I wanted to do a photo session of her soon. Not she and brother as we almost always did, but just her. She shrugged her shoulders in the backseat and looking out the window towards the fading light said, “Hmmm…maybe that could be fun.”
Preparing for a shoot in our new community last week I knew I wanted to go scout locations. I mentioned it to her and within about 20 minutes we were out the door with promises of just a “quick mini-shoot” and that we’d be home in another half hour for the dinner my husband was preparing.
I loved sneaking away with her last minute like this! She was pretty much up for anything and enjoyed exploring a new town she’d mostly only driven through. While we took about 15 minutes longer than promised, I loved this fun session with my girl and will forever remember the memories we captured!
The sun may have been shining, but it was joined by an icy wind that made us both shiver! She tried hard not to let it bother her, but these next two pictures captured her “frozen” smile and her attempt to block the wind with her hat. Haha! Love my girl!