When Tammy and I initially talked about the kids fall portraits, she was hoping for a mid-November session after Michael had his braces off. But as I watched the trees and the weather, I thought we should move the session up to October. I was afraid that come November, the beautiful Fall colors would be long gone and things would start to look dreary. We were lucky enough to have one of the last warm days before the daily high of 50-something degrees arrived.
I had photographed Abbigail’s First Communion portraits in the Spring. But the last time I had Michael in front of the camera was back in 2008! Wow, looking back at his portrait session from ’08 makes me feel so old, the boy sure has grown up fast.
I wanted a variety of backdrops for the kids’ photos, so we traveled to a few locations in Mill Creek Park. I had planned my route for the session a few days ahead of time so we could make good use of time. We started at the Old Log Cabin near Lake Glacier, then we stopped at Pioneer Pavilion. As we headed toward Lake Newport, I noticed for once, no one was at the Cinderella Bridge. Every time I drive though the park, there are always people on the Suspension Bridge, but not this time. I was excited to be able to photograph the kids there – it’s such a beautiful and historic location in the park and it makes for a beautiful backdrop.
Our last stop of the session was the Lake Newport Wetlands. I love the area around the Wetlands and created some great photographs of the kids. It was golden hour and not only was the light perfect but the location was, too. Abbigail and Michael did a great job for their photos and I was thrilled with the results. Here are a few of my favorites from their photo session.