This past weekend, I met up with Liz and Jodie for a “just because” couple’s session. Actually, I guess it was more than a “just because” session…Liz not only wanted a few “Christmas Card Worthy” shots, but she also wanted to document that her hair had fully grown back…yes, Liz is a cancer survivor – three years strong (I hope I got that right)!
Interestingly enough, Liz grew up just a few houses down from my grandparents and I went to school with her older brother. I hadn’t seen her in years so it was nice to reconnect and see what’s she’s been up to. I don’t know about you, but I love sharing time with happy people…Liz and Jodie are happy people.
We met up at a friend’s farm late in the afternoon to take advantage of that beautiful golden hour. Their dogs were thrilled to run the land. And I thought chasing two year olds was a challenge. Try chasing dogs.
In some cases, getting in front of a camera can be terrifying (or in the case of many of my baby clients lately…they decide to really make me work for a smile), but Liz and Jodie knew how to have fun with it – I think the photo below is sufficient evidence. I just don’t think it’d be an Ashley Sisk sneak peak without a blooper.
The nice thing about having friends with farms (their friends, not mine – but I might have to steal their friends for use of this incredible farm) is that 1) you have tons of great pre-identified photo locations and 2) if the location is covered in thorns…the owner is willing to chop it down immediately. I’m not sure I would have noticed this piece of land snuggled between two patches of trees had the owners not suggested we take the truck out further into the farm. This turned out to be my FAVORITE shot!
Finally (and I’m obviously not including the whole series here), we headed back towards the house. I had Liz and Jodie leaning up against a tree when we heard dogs and chickens. We thought it best to stop what we were doing to see what was going on. The chickens (I think roosters actually) decided to take a casual afternoon stroll when they realized they spotted the dogs. Chickens were flying and dogs were chasing them…one of the chickens almost didn’t get away. Once we wrangled the dogs away from the chicken coop, the dogs went straight into doggie timeout – I thought it made a cute photo op.
Anyways, that’s all I’ve got for you today. Thank you all for your sweet comments yesterday (I have not had a chance to respond to emails or visit blogs…and won’t have a chance to do so today either as I have another busy client day). In case you were wondering, Kitty Paw told me she wasn’t interested in being the subject of my Christmas Card this year so we had to roll without her. Oh well – her loss.
Have a great Wednesday!