Rainbows and Ducks

The Cherry Blossom Mini Sessions have begun! It’s been like a reunion with old friends, as over 80% of the families I worked with yesterday and today have done a mini session with me in the last year. Keating, as you probably remember if you follow this blog, was photographed last year at the festival. Some of these kids don’t remember who I am, or all the running I make them do for great pictures, but not Keating. She remembered that her party shoes got muddy last year, so this year insisted on boots:

And…she told her mom “I hope she doesn’t forget the cookies. Do you think she’ll remember to bring them again this year?”  And, indeed I did remember. Animal crackers for all!

Here are a few more of the images that struck me….Jason here had a strong hold on my balloons, which I keep by my things to let everyone know where I am. Strategic cropping for each and ever picture got us a few frames sans ribbons.

I photographed Jimmy’s mom and dad when she was seven months pregnant, again when he was just two weeks old (and NOT very happy about being the subject of a photo shoot!) and again yesterday…in a much better mood.

And here with Mom and Dad…I truly love this picture. The rim light on Myke’s hair, Jen’s expression, and the circular arrangement of Myke, Jen and Jimmy keeping your eye in the bottom left corner. The only problem is, I can’t tell if it’s better in black and white or color. This image is a perfect candidate for a canvas print.

And then Emily and Cardon. This picture happened while I was changing out my memory card. The ducks floated up and…poof…instant joy. Luckily grandma was there to call my attention. Emily has these great seasonal pictures of Cardon, as she organized one of our pumpkin patch mini sessions.

Many more to come tomorrow! Thanks to all who made it out this weekend, I hope you had as much fun as I did.
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