Sometimes everything just works. The sun, the light, the colours, the clothing, the location. Ya know, it all just jives! This session was one of those that just flowed, the light was beautiful and the golden rod was at the peak of fluffy gorgeousness. I met this family at my parents' home on the edge of Kitchener, which backs onto the Crown Land surrounding the Grand River. The sun was shining, filtering through the pines in a way that just made everything feel golden. It was a bit chilly at first, but we quickly warmed up in the fall sunshine! This lovely mama is a fellow photographer at Close Your Eyes Photography, so I was super pleased that the weather was cooperating, since making our individual schedules come together was like playing Twister! We headed out into the woods and I knew immediately that her kiddos were going to be rock stars in front of the camera, no doubt from a few times in front of Mom's lens... ;)
She specifically asked that we really focus on getting her in with her kiddos and to have all of them together, since us photographers often don't get the chance to be in front of the lens with our littles as much as we should! I was happy to oblige and I think we managed to get lots for her to treasure as the years go by. Of course, Dad got in there too, after nearly being excused from the session due to a certain Movember Mustache, which was fortunately shaven just in the nick of time!
We finished our time together with Dad and the kids heading off to explore the hills and ponds around the woods while Mom and I worked on getting an updated head shot and profile picture for her to use. I have included my personal favourite of that series, which I think captures her kind heart and lovely personality.
Enjoy the images!