It looked like rain all day.
And Mama V and I checked in a few times since the sky was looking pretty dark.
However, four pretty girls were ready to go, so...we said, "Let's do it!"
When I first started this photography journey I often wished for overcast days. They are safe and easy to shoot in. You can go everywhere. But, now...if it is looking cloudy...I am often disappointed. The sun can be the family member in your pictures that you didn't know was there. The sun can bring so much to your pictures. So as I drove to the shoot I was disappointed because I really wanted the sun for this family and this location. But, it wasn't showing up. So we got to hang out in the purple, which I never get to do because of how the sun hits this spot.
And then it was like magic. The clouds parted and out came the sun..... at just the right moments. When families book a session it is one of the big differences between a full and a mini session. Time. Time for the sun to come out. Time to move about a park and get a variety of spots. Time to wander and give the kids a break so they cuddle back up and moments of happy can be captured. Time.
The other thing about time. The time of day I know can be frustrating to families. It is close to bedtime. It is sometimes overlapping dinner. It is NEVER the best time in my house in the evening. However, when you show up for a session with me...I like to think you get to spend time with your family. You get to give your kids all your attention. There isn't laundry to fold, dinner to make, or bills to pay. For about an hour you get to just relish some family time. And then kids soon realize that they get you. They get your hand to hold, arms to snuggle in, and eyes to look into. They get tossed, hugged, cuddled with, and more. They get you so it usually goes just fine. Worth it to roll the dice on a little bit later bedtime.
So when you book some time in front of my camera...the time of day and the gift of a few extra minutes means there is time for moments instead of of a photograph. And here at Sarah Ann Photography I hope to send off a gallery of moments that will forever remind you that your ordinary is actually quite extraordinary. Just you all. Hanging out....and maybe, with a little sun.
Fall is here and I can't even tell you how excited I am for all the families I will be capturing this month. If I don't say it enough, THANK YOU for trusting me to capture your family. V family...your gallery is coming soon!