A gloomy fall day at Longwood Gardens, with the type of weather you like to stay home for, but you wouldn't even guess. I loved photographing this super cute family of four a week before it was decorated for Christmas. Such a great way to say goodbye to autumn 2017!
So many things have changed from the weather to the beautiful autumn scenery, but also in our own lives. We purchased and 'destroyed' our first home, found out we are having our first boy, started remodeling, got our pictures taken by my mom, between so many other things. Things have been busy to say the least, but it has been fun growing this belly, making time for home-school, fall sessions, and our weekly portraits. Bellow are some of my favorite photos taken in September & October. I'm linking to Charlotte of Three Flowers Photography all the way across the ocean, for some lovely fall photos check out her 10 on 10.
I love doing these mini portrait sessions, especially when the family is so easy on the eyes as these folks. I've photographed them many times before and each year we feel more relaxed and ready to get things started. This year we didn't make it for spring photos, but I was so glad to capture them in this beautiful fall setting. The leaves turned 'literally' the night before for their photos. I had been to the same park 2 days before and it was so bland and green. What a happy surprise it was to see it looking this 'fallish'!
I love photographing outdoors and in nature, but every now and then I get to photograph at beautiful places like Longwood Gardens. It is my absolute favorite spot to photograph during the "crazy weather months"... This is a session I did early in the spring of this beautiful family. It was a warm day and we got to do a little bit of indoors and outdoors. They had never been to the gardens and they were in awe with all the beauty. I loved capturing a mixture of portraits and lifestyle photos of their family. Though I had literally hundreds of photos I loved from their session, I'm sharing a few of my favorites.
Some favorites from August/September. I'm very excited for these greens to turn into yellows & reds. Now I'm linking up to Breanna.
1. All the flare | Canon 5D3 | 24mm
2. In the shrub | Fuji x100f | 23mm
3. New Spot | Fuji x100f | 23mm
4. Through | Canon 5D3 | 35mm
5. The Bun Girl | Canon 5D3 | 24mm
6. Sun Spot | Canon 5D3 | 24mm
7. Last Day of Vacay | Canon 5D3 | 24mm
9. Favorite Branch | Canon 5d3 | 35mm
8. Get that Flower | Canon 5D3 | 35mm
10. Log Climbing | Canon 5D3 | 35mm
For the Fourth of July weekend we left Philadelphia and drove for 24 hours to Miami Beach, FL. After one day in Miami we drove 5 hours to our second destination, Clearwater, FL. We loved both locations, each for different reasons. I took over 2,000 photos and wanted to select my favorites for this month's 10 on 10. Now, selecting 10 images out of 2k is mission impossible when I love so many of them. I decided to select 10 images out of one outing I had with my babe Yasmin. We woke up at 6 am one morning to watch the sunrise by the beach. It was absolutely gorgeous and worth every minute. As soon as we walked out my lens fogged up, but luckily became accustomed to the hot moisture. The first image shows the fogged up lens, and I love it! Following are a few of my favorites.
Now I'm linking up to Mary Colleen. Go over to her page to check out her June/July photos.
It was a perfect day to walk around the gardens with these beauties. Our time there started off with lots of sun and a touch of humidity, not long after we started to walk around we noticed that it was getting darker and darker. The storm clouds were forming and we got caught up by some beautiful and refreshing rain. It's always a pleasure to be accompanied by such wonderful people. I've had the pleasure of photographing them twice before. Once when the littlest was still in mom's belly, last year when she was one and this year at almost 2 years of age. I love seeing their love for each other and how sweet and harmonious they are together.
OH WOW! What a CRAZY GOOD month. Looking back, I can't believe we have done so much in just a month. We traveled across the country to Utah and met our amazing friend and fellow 10 on 10 member Kristi + her beautiful family. She was kind enough to show us some lovely spots in Salt Lake City and she even baked me a delicious birthday cake for my 3 point O. I am SO lucky & currently craving some of that cake! Back over on the east coast, we have had some hot weather, some not so hot weather, park time, pool time, beach time, farm time, zoo time, chill time, and so much time with friends we love (some not pictured). Enough said, the month was amazing PERIOD. Here are a few photos to show. Linking to the amazing Kristi, who is the next person in our very small circle this month.
1. The Salt Flats | Salt Lake City, UT
2. Storm Moutain | Salt Lake City, UT
3. Climb to Donut Falls | Salt Lake City. UT
4. The Great Salt Lake | Salt Lake City, UT
5. Kristi & Claire at the waterfall | Salt Lake City, UT
6. Yasmin at The Beach | Virginia Beach, VA
7. New Bracelet | Virginia Beach, VA
8. Feeding the Goats at Johnson's Farm | Medford, NJ
9. Our people at Johnson's Farm | Medford, NJ
10. Unicorn Mask at the Zoo | Philadelphia, PA