About a month ago, one of my best friends contacted me and asked me if I could photographer her little family before Adam would be deployed to Japan. I couldn't have been more excited to capture their little family! We hashed out outfits, discussed location, and set a date! When discussing location, Ariel said that she had really hoped for a pumpkin patch location; unfortunately in mid-September we were a bit too early for pumpkin patch season. So we planned on having the photos taken at the Discovery Trail, in Centralia, WA. Adam, Ariel, and Ryder packed up and headed down from Oak Harbor, WA (near Whidbey Island); I am beyond flattered that they drove over 3 hours to have me take their photos when there are hundreds of other photographers between Centralia and Oak Harbor! Our session time arrived and it was raining...not even cute misty rain....like we can't stand out in this kind of rain...so I kept an eye on the sky hoping for a sun-break....all while fighting daylight. When the rain let up a bit, we all headed to the Discovery Trail. To my surprise, along the way was a field of corn and pumpkins! NO WAY! Half way through our session the sun even came out! We had the recipe for a perfect fall photo session! I couldn't be any happier with how the photos turned out!
I had such a great time the first day taking photos of the family that I asked Ariel if her and Adam would be up for a couple session the next day, and they agreed! I loved having the opportunity to capture their love as a family and was thrilled to capture their love as a couple! Sometimes as parents, we put so much effort into our role as mom or dad that we forget to put emphasis on our role as a partner. Ariel and Adam seem far from needing any guidance there, the love between them can hardly be captured in one photo!