It’s November already…I feel like time goes faster and faster, especially after Daylight Savings ends. Now it is light at 7:30 in the morning, but dark by 5:30, the temperature is starting to drop–as in 60 is feeling warm here–and the battle about wearing jackets and coats has begun (my kids think that coats are optional since the temps were in the 70′s last week…never mind that we are hitting the 40′s and 50′s as highs now). All this aside, fall really is one of my favorite seasons. The cooler temps are a nice break from the summer heat and I love the smell of someone using their wood burning stove on the chillier mornings. I can rotate a soup or two into my weekly menus and have the urge to bake fresh bread…although the fresh bread doesn’t get baked quite as often as the urge would like. I can only do so much, right? And right now, fall sessions take precedence over baking fresh bread. To be honest, I don’t mind. Especially since I have such fun clients to work with.
For example, I met up with this cute family a few weeks ago to shoot some family portraits and they were a joy to work with! Every one of them had a great attitude and they even brought grandma along to help out (which she did…I put her to work!) I had such a fun time with them. Check these out:
Now, not only did we take some very fun family portraits, we did a video at this session as well. Yes, you read that right. Video. At the Blue Lily GoPro Reunion in September, one of the presentations was about making videos during portrait sessions. I wasn’t sure I could do it at first, but after making one video, I was hooked! What a fun addition to a family update letter at Christmas or as a gift to grandparents who are far away. Wanna see what I’m talking about?
How fun is that?!? We had such a great time…and every time I watch the video, I remember that. Now if I, the photographer who just met this family for the first time on this same day, feel that way, how would you feel about your own video? How will your kids feel about it? And since the portraits match, the L family has their own personal gallery of this fun day.