I had been anxiously awaiting The Stuart Family’s fall session for months! The day of their session was fast approaching and Mother Nature had other plans in the works. When this happens Mother Nature always wins! Ha! We had to reschedule their session a few times, but not to worry. When the afternoon of their session arrived it was a perfect fall day! We were rewarded for our patience and rescheduling.
The Stuarts are nothing less than “picture perfect”! Their little girls are absolutely precious (inside and out) and Catherine and Joseph are the sweetest couple! They are such a beautiful little family! We headed about an hour south to Big Cedar Lodge for their session. This location was very special to Joseph and Catherine for many reasons. First, Joseph used to work there. He knew the property so well and knew exactly where to take us. Second, on one of the docks, almost ten years ago, is where Joseph proposed to Catherine! How sweet is that? I loved listening to them tell the story of that night. Each one telling their version of what happened. Joseph laughing about how secretive he had to be to get Catherine down to the dock without giving anything away and Catherine smiling and saying “I was wondering why he was acting so weird that night”! It was so sweet to listen to them as they re-lived that night. How evident it is that they still love and completely adore each other!
Their two daughters, Zoey and Kylie, are such delightful little girls. I must have told them a hundred times during their session “You two are absolutely precious”! They would just giggle and say “thank you”! They kept a smile on my face the entire time (actually all four of them did). I was having so much fun with all of them and I didn’t want their session to end. It was one of the evenings where I wish the sunset had lasted about two hours longer. Ha! It was a beautiful sunset that night. I mean bea-u-ti-ful! Our time together was coming to an end and as I turned around I saw the sky was lit up with the most gorgeous colors. In that moment, I had an idea that turned into one of my favorite photographs I’d ever taken! This silhouette image of Catherine and Joseph makes my heart so very happy! From the moment I snapped my shutter I knew it was going to be a favorite of mine. Depending on the client, I will show them a few images throughout the session (some like to see and some clients like to be surprised and wait until they are all finished to view them). I asked Catherine if she wanted to see just one and she immediately responded, “Yes”! I showed her this image of her and Joseph and her reaction was priceless! “Oh I LOVE it! That’s it! That’s the one! That’s going to be hung up on a huge canvas in our home”! I can’t tell you how exciting it is to watch my client’s reactions to viewing their images (whether it be in my office or seeing a few during their session). It’s one of the coolest and most rewarding feelings!
I could continue to go on and on about how remarkable this family is and how much I love each and every one of their proofs, however I will pause for now and let you enjoy their session yourself. I hope we will be seeing a lot more of The Stuart Family in the future. For now here are just a few of my favorite images from their fall photo session. Enjoy and Happy Tuesday!