I got to the lake a few minutes early, and had to recover from the wave of sentiment that washed over me. Has it really been over a year since I photographed this little girl and her family?! I can remember, vividly, the moments from our first session together. Olivia was shy and sweet and loved her parents. We were surrounded by forest and explored a creek. She wore a pink coat.
When we got out of our vehicles, I felt like I was meeting up with old friends. How can just a short amount of time with with a family hold such a place in my heart?! And I feel this every time a photograph a family for the second or third time. They enjoyed their photographs so much that they chose me to grow with their family. I feel as though what I am doing, combining what I love into my career is making sense.
Olivia wore a pink coat and met me with smiles and a playfulness that made my heart burst with warmth. Still affectionate and sweet, . Combine that with the stillness of the lake and it was a pretty magical afternoon.