This was a shoot that we were looking forward to. The Thompsons have beautiful plot of land that has been handed down through the generations; they also live on it now. The land has history, and you can feel it.
Angela said that she chose us for her family’s photos because she loves our work with light. (Angela, we love that you took the time to notice that!) We were tasked with taking candid pictures of Angela’s sweet children playing, and lastly, to do an outdoor cake smash shoot of Angela’s youngest, Hatch. We really had fun with this shoot, the lighting was phenomenal! Spring had just started revving up, and the grassy hills of their land looked a bit like something out of the Sound of Music… if they had filmed it during the golden hour.
Eh, but why try to explain it to you? The pictures will do better justice to the feel of that evening than my words!
This road was special… it was the path that led from their house to their grandparent’s house.
These kids were ridiculously photogenic
Would you believe that they set themselves up for this shot without any coaching?
When they saw their dad’s truck come up the dirt path, they chased it down the road, and we got this shot…
We loved being able to sit back and just document the children doing what they do best: Play
Soon it became time for the cake smash session, Angela brought out the cake that had been lovingly made by Hatch’s grandmother. This was my first 3 tiered cake smash, we were pretty impressed!
Hatch was as well…
He really is a cute as they get…
Pretty soon his big sisters decided he needed some help with cake smashing…
Hatch quickly got a lot cakier (spell check is saying that cakier isn’t a word… oh well, I’m going with it)
(in that last one, you can totally see my (Melissa’s) reflection in his eyes)
His sisters also seemed to enjoy themselves!
We were quickly losing light, so Angela got out an old wash tub and quickly washed most of the cake from her son.
After that we were able to capture some beautiful candids of mother and son…
It was a great evening! I loved so many things about this shoot that it is difficult to pick my favorite. I think that it was incredibly magical to do this shoot on their family land. I love taking pictures at parks and public land, but there is something special when you can feel that the land is a part of who these children are. When they get older, they will be able to pick out the terrain features.. and maybe even recreate some of the photos with their own children. Isn’t that a fun thought!?
“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
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