While the Sun Shines

Over the past three days, in between church things, Ellee’s Birthday party and Christian’s National Jr. Honor Society induction, “I made hay while the sun was shining.”  Okay, so I wasn’t technically out doing farm work, but I was fitting in three family portrait sessions.    Because tomorrow I’m heading out for vacation and somehow they all worked out beautifully.

For the first session, we ventured out through Terrell County Park to capture some of the warm colors of Fall.  When I introduced myself to the family, I quickly realized that their sweet kids had come to Hangtime.  Chanda also shared that we had taken some of the same Hot Yoga classes which was pretty awesome as well.


Speaking of sunshine, it was pretty glorious that day.


It gets a little tricky when you shoot on-location especially when the weather turns a bit cooler as the true nature of Fall shows itself.


Thankfully, on Sunday at noon, it was about as warm as it’s been and these kids were absolutely amazing to work with.


We even got quite a few shots with these sweet pups and overall, it was a wonderful day for family pictures.


Later that day, I met up with the Fracapanes.


I’ve worked with their family for quite a few years now and also met their kids through one of our church programs.


I love shooting repeat sessions with families over the years.  It’s such a special way to capture the subtle changes that come as our kids keep growing older.  We were able to get these shots in just as the sun was setting and I’m so glad to have worked with this wonderful family for yet another year.


The most fun and unexpected session came when I got a message from this sweet mom Monday evening.  She inquired about setting up a session, and I quickly asked if she and her family would be available for the following day since that was one of the small windows that I had this week that was open.


It turns out that they were available and so we met up again as the sun was setting for some family pictures.  We had to work quickly because of the sun and the coldness that was settling in, but thankfully these boys were awesome and we got the job done.


Life is busy, and sometimes it’s just about making the most of the amazing opportunities that come your way, no matter how quickly you might need to fit them in.  A huge thank you to all three of these families for letting me capture your portraits!  Your dogs were great, your kids were awesome and I give you lots of credit for taking the time to capture these moments that are so quickly passing by!


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I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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