So much can change in a year, so when this family reached out for a milestone session for their little girl, I jumped at the the opportunity to work with them again! For N's newborn shoot, we designed several float wrap pieces for their home as well as an heirloom album, but they came to me this time looking for a specific large piece they could hang over their living room couch.
After discussing style and vision, we came up with a plan to capture a breakfast picnic with scenic and rustic feel. After 1 emergency and 1 rain date cancellation, we finally managed to meet on a cloudy, cool fall morning for their session, buuuuut wouldn't you know it, little lady was not feeling well.
I mean, life's tough when you're 1!
But really, she was not a happy camper.
Once we got to our first spot, she absolutely did not want to move anywhere else and basically refused to be out of reach from a parent for more than 1 second.
So we improvised.
The entire session takes place in a few yard radius using different angles around the barn.
We discovered she really enjoyed playing with the muffin tin.
I created a hide and seek game with her favorite doll and a wooden box.
We worked calmly through the tears, took her cues, kept going, and by the end of the session, we even captured her little joyful spark.
But most importantly, we were able to capture true connection between this family that never would have happened had everything gone "perfectly."
We designed a custom canvas piece from a favorite image and when they sent this picture of it hanging up in their home, my heart just soared to know how this artwork and those memories will be a part of their lives and home for generations.