It's that time of year.
The weather is starting to cool.
Back to school.
Crazy holidays are about to start. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and so on.
With this comes the craziness in my schedule.
My 20 side projects that are never finished.
Cleaning the house, studio and my car which has an embarrassing number of Ding Dong wrappers hidden in it.
Speaking of cars you know that school started and neither of my kids drive? The 21 year old or the 4 year old.
Can't blame them.
It does mean an extra 2 hours of driving around a each weekday at crazy times.
All of this craziness now means I only have time to shoot on Wednesdays and Weekends.
Even then I have a few full day weddings booked out even though I don't shoot weddings anymore.
Why am I babbling?
To put that little worm in your ear now so that I don't have you upset that you can't get your family photos done!
I have had clients on the books ready for this since last February. (Crazy huh! I myself am never that prepared)
Last week Franklin came to see me.
His mom had the session booked out for months.
"Tree what time would you like us? What to wear and where?"
Franklin is 9mths old. He goes to bed at 8am.
So I was a little nervous about asking my clients to come out and shoot at golden hour at 7am.
Oh and drive an extra half hour out of their way to an apple orchard on a dirt road they have never been to just because their photographer wants it.
15 minutes was all it took to capture one of my favorite sessions of the year.
We wandered among the apple tree, haystacks and the cool vintage truck on the property.
I am always nervous when you book, when we shoot and when I edit.
Will they love their photos?
As I am editing through them on my computer I start to smile. Why?
Because as I scroll through my brain starts to say, "Yes this is a photo I want of me with my own kids."
Then I know they will love them.
Then I get a little jealous that I haven't done my family photos yet.
Franklin reaching for apples in the grass. Dad nuzzling his neck. Mom kissing the top of his head, her fingers playing with the tiny curls by his ears.
Yes these are photos capturing one small moment of love in a great big world.....and my heart is so happy for it.
SO BOOK NOW SO I DON'T LOOK LIKE THE GRINCH BECAUSE YOU WAITED TOO LONG AND I CAN'T FIT YOU IN!!!!!!!