Just when I thought the session in my wildflower garden was going to be rained out last Wednesday - the rain magically let up and stopped for just enough time for me to capture some beautiful pictures of this sweet, loving family. With my gear ready to go on a moment’s notice we quickly headed down the path to my garden as soon as we felt the rain letting up – hoping and praying we wouldn’t get poured on at any second. I quickly laid out a blanket (on the wet grass) for some family portraits. Unsure how long we had before the rain started again I quickly took some walking and standing shots in the path in our field. Next, we headed out into the field to a spot where I was hoping to get a distant view of the sunflowers in my garden behind my subjects – this ended up being one of my favorite pictures from the session. We finished with some special pictures of sweet Annie with her Dad and then with her Mom. I tried to convince her to let me take some individual pictures of her with her pretty pink umbrella - maybe next time LOL!!
My wildflower garden has been quite a challenge this year – lack of rain, slugs, Japanese Beetles and some black (bud eating) bugs I can’t identify, have all made it pretty time consuming to assure a beautiful spot for my wildflower garden sessions. As I looked through the pictures after this session I suddenly realized that all my hours lovingly (and sometimes begrudgingly) caring for the garden were well worth it – I just love capturing beautiful moments for families in such an inviting, lush and colorful location!!
I want to thank the Soper family for being such good sports waiting out the rain, sitting on a wet blanket and walking through wet grass – all with beautiful, loving smiles on their faces. If you’re like me - I don’t think you’d ever guess it was pouring rain just before - and right after these beautiful pictures were taken – talk about luck!!
Natural and studio light photographer specializing in child and family portrait and lifestyle photography. Serving areas in the North Country counties of Franklin and St. Lawrence NY including the towns of St. Regis Falls, Brushton, Potsdam, Massena and Malone.