Remember Sarah, her husband Russell and their little girl Leah? A short seven months ago, these three were eagerly anticipating the newest addition to their family: Baby Kayla. Well, Kayla’s here! Now that she’s three months old, it was time for another round of family portraits.
We began the shoot around 7:45am on a Saturday morning. The sun was rising over the city with the most brilliant orange glow cast in the sky. Fall is here.
The girls were so well behaved as we took pictures in the newly landscaped backyard (way to go, Russell!) and on the sidewalk in front of the porch. The lighting was to die for, and I couldn’t wait to head over to the nearby pumpkin patch to grab some seasonal photos.
Much to my dismay, the very same clouds creating a nice softbox for the early morning photos decided to cause some trouble. A few drops turned into a steady mist, which turned into a slow drizzle… which turned into a downpour. We headed indoors for shelter and used the minutes waiting for the rain to pass to take portraits of Kayla by herself. We waited and waited, even sat ready by the door to leave, but the rain refused to slow down. We had no choice but to scrub the shoot for the day.
I was really disappointed. We were on a roll and I wanted to take pictures of the family at the pumpkin patch! It didn’t take long for me to suggest returning the following morning to resume the second half of our session. Sarah protested a little bit, but I insisted. I knew there was more to capture!
6:30am rolled around far too soon again but we all made it to the patch by 8am. As we turned the corner to reveal the location, I was instantly thrilled. The sky’s orange glow was back, paired with a picturesque scene of pumpkin piles and lights strung across the grounds. Just beautiful!
And just like that, the session was saved by a new morning, Radio Flyer wagon and a sea of pumpkins. Can’t wait until the next shoot!