I was approached early last fall by a friend asking if I would be interested in coming up with a special portrait package for all of the volunteers and staff who work for Crosspointe Church in Cary, North Carolina. So excited, "Absolutely!" I said.. I had experience photographing a few families but not many at this point..most of my experience had been just weddings.. and "I pose families for formals?" I thought.. RIGHTTTTTTTTT.. I had no idea what I had gotten myself into.. and I couldn't have asked for a greater gift than the opportunity to photograph so many loving families in the span of a few weeks. EIGHTEEN in total. I was diving HEAD FIRST into the deep end of family portrait photography and many of the sessions consisted of a little bit of pet photography too! :) I chose Fred Bond Park in Cary after visiting while scouting out the perfect setting! It was all green at the time, but I had seen photos and the leaves turned a beautiful warm auburn and bright sunshiny yellow once the chill hit the air. The first session I scheduled before the time change for a date, you guessed it.. after daylight savings time fell back. So by the end of the session we were practically in the dark.. All of the families worked with me getting rearranged.. We worked through reschedules with illnesses, trips, rain and work schedules.. but we were able to get every single one DONE!
Looking back I think this is truly some of my best work. I LOVED working with every single one of these families and am not even showing you all of them! Just a sample of the many families I worked with.. Going out there almost every day for two weeks at the peak of the leaves changing color.. I watched them as they changed over the two weeks and fell in love with that park.. Still one of my favorite places to shoot.
I am currently beginning to schedule Fall Family Sessions and availability is tight! So if you are thinking this is the year you get that portrait updated for your holiday cards or just want to see how beautiful you truly are.. drop me a line. I only have a few Sundays and weekdays available in October and there's limited availability in November! I'd love to get you on my calendar..