This photo session for a colleague and his family was supposed to take place on Father’s Day, but we got rained out. Today was a perfectly perfect day for pictures, though, and you couldn’t ask for three funnier, kinder or more patient subjects for family portraits!
Adorable, right? They were wonderfully patient with my ideas and let me boss them around a hike that only got us a little bit lost. This was my absolute favourite kind of family portrait session: casual, playful, and with lots and lots of laughter.
Kind, funny and photogenic, too – I can’t wait to show you more photos from this fun afternoon!
Technically this photo is from yesterday, but I loved the poignant moment so much that I knew you wouldn’t mind if I shared it as today’s photo of the day.
I swear, I never leave the boys’ school without a smile on my face and respect in my heart for the hard work these people do. We’re lucky to be a part of such a wonderful community. Every time I look at this photo, I can’t help but smile.
Now it’s time for a summer of beaches, parks, family visits, road trips, and adventures big and small. BRING IT ON!
You can pick out more than a few changes from September 2014 to June 2015, not least of which are haircuts, growth spurts, and the fact that mom remembered in June what she forgot in September – to turn on the autofocus!
They’re growing up WAY too fast! Simon in the bottom photo is the same age Lucas is now, and if you look close, you’ll see they’re coincidentally wearing the exact same t-shirt. Hand me downs FTW!
And just like that…. it’s summer!
Can you tell I’ve been having fun in the garden lately? Not actually doing any work like planting or weeding or pruning, mind you, but poking around with my camera, exploring the shapes and colours.
This is a purple clematis that grows over a chain-link fence near the driveway. I love it because it grows vigourously year after year, with big showy flowers, with no intervention or attention from me whatsoever. That’s my kind of garden!
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings…
These are a few of my favorite things!
I was creeping around in the garden this morning as the sun came out after all that infernal rain recently, and found this baby clematis just waking up.
Pretty, heh? And I really didn’t do much more than adjust the exposure a bit and add a light gradient to the bottom corner because the green was blown completely out. The purple in the back is a fully bloomed clematis. You’d never guess this was on a chain link fence over my driveway, would you?