For months I’ve had a very clear vision for a photo shoot on my mind. A big open field with wildflowers. A pretty baby with big blue eyes. At sunset. I was determined to turn my vision into reality.
Luckily, my friend and co-worker, Sarah, has a nine month old little girl who was perfect for the concept.
I’ve taken pictures of Sarah’s family many times, but haven’t since Kayla was only a tiny three months old. After seeing how much Kayla has grown (via Facebook), I knew I wanted to do another shoot with her ASAP. After telling Sarah about my vision, she graciously let me borrow her little one. We scheduled a date and I set out to find the perfect location.
Easier said than done. After many weeks of patiently waiting for wildflowers to pop up (and practically driving to Marble Falls and back to find a spot that apparently doesn’t exist) I finally found what I was looking for. Looking at these pictures, you might think we were out in the middle of nowhere. In all actuality, we were very close to one of the busiest streets in town: South Congress. So close to home and everything… funny how that happens.
As the sun set a glorious glow took over the fields and I got exactly what I was hoping to capture.
Sarah was very prepared, dressing Kayla in her Easter Sunday best, bringing toys and blankets and a little stool to perch her on. A cute idea in theory, it didn’t really work in practice because after about 10 seconds she toppled over and landed in the soft grass (she wasn’t hurt). It might sound funny to say, but I’m glad it happened. Otherwise some of my favorite pictures from the shoot wouldn’t exist!
The weekend is upon us! Go make something beautiful happen. The possibilities are endless.