Something I have learned and relearned over the years in various forms, disguised as a new scenario or situation is that things don’t always go according to plan. How do I handle it when things don’t happen the way I imagined? I roll with it!
This little cutie pie just turned 1, and we had the best session planned! It was supposed to be 76 degrees, great day for a session in the park. When we got there, the wind started to pick up, and was blowing in the opposite direction from where I normally prefer to shoot!
Because of the wind, I had to shoot the opposite direction or Brooke and her daughter’s hair would have been all over the place! Because we were shooting the “wrong way,” we had to shoot in the shade. Which meant that it was much colder, and when you add the wind in, it got pretty chilly for these little babes!
So all they wanted to do was snuggle up with their parents! (And see that wind blowing baby boy’s hair around? He looks like he’s got a little mohawk, which I totally love!)
It was so chilly that we had to wrap them up in a blanket in between sets so they wouldn’t get too cold! But it sure was cute watching them snuggle up together!
While the kids were getting snuggly, the wind died down for just a moment or two, so I took the opportunity to grab a couple shots of Brooke and Vic!
When the wind picked back up again, everyone started getting shivery, so we moved back over into the sunshine to warm up and snag a couple more pictures. Once everyone was warming up in the sunshine, the kids were much happier posing, and we got some more great photos before the kids decided they were tired and called it quits.
One of my favorite things to do at the end of a photo shoot? Head over to a playground, and get some candid shots of the kids playing!
With photography, as in the rest of life, when things don’t go as planned, you just have to roll with it. And if you can do that, you can still make some magic! Have a plan, have a backup plan, and if everything changes, just go with the flow. Try your hand at something new, look at things from a new angle, and in a pinch, just make it all work! Magic, magic, magic baby!
Happy Birthday Wild One! You are so much fun, so cute, and despite the wind and the chill, I had SUCH a great time photographing you and your family! You have the most infectious smile, and are such a snuggly little mama’s boy. You guys are the BEST!