The crabapple trees around here this time of year are simply breathtaking! I find myself staring at them as I drive, not always paying attention to the road as I should. As soon as I saw the trees blooming this year I had a strong desire to take sister out for a shoot in her Easter dress. Honestly, I should be better about taking them out individually around their birthdays to take their pictures, just to document their growth through the year. Maybe that’s a goal for this year.
I knew that snow was scheduled in the forecast soon. Not your typical light, fluffy, melt-as-it-hits, snow, but the heavy damaging kind. So, we seized the opportunity of an extra day off school to take these beautiful images of her. It was a little cold, and there was a little complaining, but I feel like I was able to capture her how I see her. Bright and bubbly, but also cautious and contemplative. Plus, I was able to be a little more artistic, which I love!
So, yes, I will be more intentional about taking these types of photos of my kids this year. Not only can I record them from year to year, but it gives me a chance to have some precious one on one time with them, which we so rarely get. It’s the little things!