I met this family back in late October and after going back and forth with scheduling conflicts, we finally settled on a date for their session. I was very excited to work with these two teens after all the wonderful things their mother had to say about them. Well…the day of the session came and it was a whopping 13*F with a windchill of 1*F!! I thought for sure they would want to reschedule and I was prepared for the disappointment, but they were all for an outdoor session, regardless of weather! I have to admit, it was C-O-L-D, but so worth it. It isn’t often that you run into a family like this. The kids were there humoring their mom as she hadn’t had professional photos taken of them in a long time. Though it wasn’t the way they would’ve chosen to spend an afternoon, they were there and very cooperative because it’s something she really wanted. Not only was there an unspoken love and respect for their mom, but for each other as well. It was so awesome to see teens like this!
Okay, on to the photos! He had the most amazing dimples, but didn’t want to show them off!
I love this shot for a few reasons and I’ll tell you why. This was one of those ‘in-between’ moments where she was getting situated (and freezing her rear end off) while I was getting my gear out and getting set up for some shots. We had horrible, icy wind blowing and I know she wasn’t happy to be there at the moment. Her mom and brother were behind me cracking jokes and having a good time and she just lit up at something they said. I love the movement of her hair in the gusty wind, her gorgeous, natural smile and the genuine look of happiness on her face. That’s why I love this image and capturing moments like this is why I love my job.