I've been enjoying my landscape photography adventures for 6 years now. It's been hours of reading, learning, experimenting and traveling all in the pursuit of beautiful photographs of our amazing world. Along the way, I've become so comfortable with my camera that it almost feels like an extension of my eyes. I've loved being "out there" and working hard to capture the feeling of the moment in my images so I can remember how that special moment felt, not just how it looked.
A few years ago, I was asked to take senior photos of a very good friend's daughter. Who me?? Oh no, I don't take photos of people!!! But she challenged me to do it, and I'm not one to back down from a challenge! So I pushed fear aside and studied portrait photography and learned how to use a flash, and dove in head first! It was actually fun, much to my surprise. The photographs were pretty good and they were special because they captured a beautiful girl on the cusp of womanhood, ready to go out into the world and make it her own. (And wow, has she ever done that!! Go Jenn!)
Maybe this people gig wasn't so bad?! Over the past few years, I've taken maternity photos, did a boudoir session that was so much fun and enjoyed taking photos of a very pretty girl with her horse. Now wait a second, I'm having fun doing this?? Yep, and I even got to hang out with horses!!!
So this past Sunday, I did a session with an adorable little girl named Nora. We went to the park and played and posed and giggled and all the while, I clicked away. I so enjoyed spending time with this little family and capturing photographs that will preserve this fleeting time in their daughter's life. Each day seems to pass slowly when we have babies and jobs and dishes and bills. Will Friday ever get here? The days pass slowly, but the years go by so quickly. You turn around and can't remember that little giggle or those tiny clasped hands that you thought you'd never forget. But Alison and Andrew now have photographs of an ordinary Sunday in the park with Nora, photographs that someday will be held and looked at with older eyes, and for just a moment, they'll be back there, holding that tiny hand and laughing at the bubbles.
Here are some of my favorite photographs of Nora.
Thank you to Alison and Andrew for sharing your beautiful daughter and this special day with me. I am still smiling!!