A very important skill required to be a successful professional photographer is the ability to adapt to any situation thrown at you. Admittedly, I am the planning type. I like to walk into a session with a very clear plan in my head, having already scoped out the location, made a shot list and a list of poses, with my gear all cleaned and fully charged up, ready to have a smooth session. Sometimes things go as you planned and sometimes they don't, but no matter what you always have to manage the circumstances you are provided. It does keep things fun and fresh when you never know exactly what to expect.
My session with Danielle was a perfect example of turning things around quickly, and getting results even better than I had planned! Little 3 year old Jack slept in the car on the 45 minute commute to the studio, and he was a bit startled when he woke up to find me (virtually a stranger) in front of him expecting him to smile and cooperate. I can't say I blame him one bit, as I am never in the mood for smiling when I first wake up. His happy-go-lucky 1 year old sister Lily was camera ready from the first minute they arrived. We ventured down the path where the outdoor portion of the session was taking place, and after a bit of coaxing, acting really silly, and doing everything except stand on my head, Jack started to crack a smile, and Mr. Grumpy was banished. From that point forward we were the best of friends and the session was a breeze. Sometimes children just need time and the chance to become friends with me before they are comfortable with participating.
The light on this sunny afternoon was absolutely perfect, exactly as we had hoped (which we all know is a tall order in Nova Scotia), and we were able to capture so many beautiful golden hour fall photos.
We worked until the kiddos were cold and the sun was dipping towards the horizon, and then we headed to the studio to capture some more pictures indoors. Momma needed a headshot for her new business as a Yoga instructor and Wellness coach. We spent an hour in the studio, getting shots of the kids as well, and we wrapped things up very pleased with how the day went.
Below are some of the best shots from the session. They are such an adorable little family!
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