It occurred to me recently that in my eagerness to share some personal blog posts that I wanted to be timely (holiday-related things, etc.) I breezed past a few of my favorite sessions from this Fall. I've been wrestling lately with whether or not I need to share as many sessions on the blog as I used to. I've never blogged absolutely everything I photograph, for various reasons... sometimes, my clients express needs to keep their images private. Sometimes I photograph special things that aren't really what I'm trying to grow in my business, so they don't get shared. And all of these are fine reasons to not share images. But. To be honest, blogging is a very time consuming process and ever since Willow's been born, my life has become an exercise in maximizing my time. So I'm always thrilled to have new clients and I want people who are booking to be able to check the blog and see recent work. But at the same time, after this many years and a portfolio as large as mine has become, I don't think it's ALWAYS necessary.
Hey! It's January 2! That means new year, new beginnings, new start, yayyyyyyy...
I'm kidding. I actually do like the idea of hitting the refresh button in January. Even just putting away my Christmas decorations, while it's sad, when I'm done I always look around and feel a relief to see some of the clutter fade away. Note to self, do more decluttering this year. I'm always happier when I do. Another note, stop accumulating clutter.
Technically, not really. She experienced the snow last year, but she was too little to enjoy it. This time around was so much more fun. Willow has become quite the little talker lately, so she actually stepped out into the snow saying "wow" "whoa" "wow." In other words, she was suitably impressed. A+ mother nature.
We don't need another blog post where I gush on Tuckahoe Plantation more, but I dunno... maybe I should gush on Tuckahoe Plantation some more? It's just one of my absolute favorite places to photograph. No matter the season, it's always so beautiful. There's always something in bloom. And always a location I haven't tried before. It's familiar but I'm still inspired to be creative every time I go.
Fall! It's the busiest time of year for a photographer. I've been squeezing in as many colorful leaf-filled sessions as I can lately, and it's been so fun, crazy, and pretty! Today's senior portrait session was photographed at the lovely Maymont Park in Richmond. We lucked out because it was supposed to rain ALL weekend, but this session was just a little cloudy and didn't start sprinkling until we were finished and walking to our cars. Score. Let this session be yet another testament to the fact that cloudy days are just lovely in photographs! If you have a session scheduled and the weather is iffy, I usually recommend we go for it because I enjoy the not quite sunny, not quite rainy in between weather.
I was photographing a senior session last week and my clients noticed a family nearby who were struggling through their own portrait session. They watched the kids, who were wailing and screaming, and said "oh goodness, it must take a lot of patience to photograph babies and kids!" Sometimes, yes. But in TODAY'S session, not at all! I mean, it's obvious from the pictures, but this little boy was a complete and total champ for his one year old pictures! I've seriously never worked with a sweeter little thing than him.