Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all of you amazing moms out there! A few weekends ago, we had our 7th annual Mother’s Day mini-sessions. These sessions are always a favorite because it’s usually our first time back behind the camera after a long winter and it’s great to be back out there in beautiful, colorful nature again. So many Mother’s Day minis families come back year after year, and it’s been amazing watching these kids grow up behind the lens. It’s always fun to compare this year’s photos to previous years.
This year’s group of 8 different families included 5 we have photographed before. Some of these families we have started working with more recently, and others we’ve watched grow from just husband and wife to family with children.
We usually split up the locations for the morning batch of sessions and the evening group for some variety. This year though, the delayed bloom of the redbud and dogwood trees and field of daffodils didn’t leave any doubt in our mind that Blandy was the best choice of location for both groups.
The morning group of 4 families went smoothly. We had sunlight, warming temperatures, and not many other Blandy visitors to work around, making it easy! The evening group of 3 families had a little bit of a trickier time. It was prom night and Blandy was PACKED with couples and their photographers, whether they be family and friends, or professionals. We also had some quick rain showers in and out, but thankfully no heavy downpours and the sun continued to shine in the distance making for a beautiful sky towards the end of the evening.
One family (our neighbors) needed to reschedule due to sudden illness, so we did their session a week later at another neighbor’s house. They have a backyard oasis full of bleeding hearts and allium among other flowers. It was even more beautiful than Blandy was, so it ended up working out in family #8’s favor and we were thrilled to try out a different location.
We are so happy with the way this year’s photos turned out and we hope our clients are just as pleased.