I always try to encourage clients to meet me during the golden hour, that time of day just before sunset when everything is bathed in a beautiful, warm light. However, I don't have to think back too far to remember what that hour was like when I had young ones. They don't call it the "witching hour" for nothing. I realize it gets it's name because toddlers and babies are often a little tired and cranky late in the day. Well, they aren't the only ones. Sometimes mommy has had a long day and is tired and cranky too! And maybe, just maybe, she starts acting a little witchy too? I certainly had days when I lost patience and wished I had just stopped what I was doing to take a break and help EVERYONE calm down, myself included. What I'm getting at is that a golden hour session isn't always ideal for every family and as luck would have it, I am a morning person. Annoying, I know, but true - I wake up with the birds. So, if you have a house of littles who are happier really early in the day, think about booking your session then. We can meet at your home or in a park, play a bit, take some pictures and then you can go about your day. No waiting around all day for your photo shoot. Afterwards, treat yourselves to a nice breakfast out. Maybe in an actual restaurant (that serves mimosas ;-)). After all, it's not often everyone will be dressed up on a Saturday morning.
And we are DONE! Love, love when the kids give me the hand!