I’m a big fan of imagination. I love books and how your minds eye can create the scene and characters, and really make a book come alive. Sessions are kind of like reading and writing books for me. I have certain things in mind to help create a story, but as the session begins, the story unfolds into something magical – always based on the characters in the story, a child or a family. They help me write the story. One of the props I brought to this session was a yellow parasol. I had expected to use it in someway, and I’m so glad I was able to watch Abbi’s little story unfold. I call the series Dancing on Sunshine.
This Little One’s Session took place at Centennial Park in Plymouth, Indiana. Little Miss Charlotte showed up with sweet smiles and was full of curiosity. It’s always fun to see how a little one reacts to a little setting made just for them. Charlotte arranged the pumpkins several times and read storybooks upside down. It really must be the funniest story when it’s read upside down. The whole day had a bit of a Winnie the Pooh feel to it. I love how she held her little hands in the first image. After our mini set on the lawn, we went on an adventure and explored Greenway Trail. We found little green nooks in the forest, open fields, and areas of field grass with goldenrod. We ended the session in a tree, which you’ll see isn’t quite like Pooh Bears, but it still made for a perfect place to pretend.
Coming up this weekend is a post on a Little One’s Session I photographed at Springhope Farm. It’s located just outside of Galien Michigan. I felt the need to blog about the location first because of how lovely it was! We bought apples from Springhope Farm a couple years ago, but I didn’t remember how stunning that farm is. Not only are there gigantic apples, but equally gigantic peaches, and the scenery is just wonderful. To top it off, there are an amazing amount of flowers. The dahlia’s especially caught my attention, as I have been enthralled with them on pinterest. This is one place you must visit this fall. I recommend going and picking on a nice fall day so you can soak in the beauty of the place, and the wonderful scents that drift around the orchard. Check out their facebook page for details about picking seasons, and be sure to like them!
After some time debating on whether to photograph among apple or peach trees, I decided on a peach row, the sugar giant variety to be exact. The limbs were hanging heavy with so many juicy peaches, and their color was perfect for the color scheme. A big thanks to Bob and Caren Woods for allowing me to photograph on their property. Don’t forget to check back this weekend for the Little One’s Session I photographed there!
I think dogs can make great company. Meet Keekeeyo, she’s a maltipoo. She has been my side kick today while I finish up some details for a Little One’s Session this weekend. A couple of the props for this session will be for sale at the Apple Patch Festival coming up the end of September. I’ll give you more details on that later.