For whatever reason, ever since Colin has been born, I have always scheduled our family pictures in the summertime. I can't say it was really a conscience decision, it just seemed like the thing to do in the summer. I guess subconsciously I was thinking that the bright sunshine led to better pictures, thus the other seasons were out of the question.
This year both Wes and I had the revelation to have our pictures taken in the fall. The thought of the beautiful foliage and snuggly sweaters sounded like a good change. And since we were making all of these changes, we decided to try a new photographer as well. I have loved every one of the photographers we've had in the past (here and here) but sometimes you just want a different approach.
Through the powers at be on the cult Facebook, I was lucky enough to come across Liz Thomas. Liz is such an amazing photographer. From the moment I met her, I knew she was passionate about photography. She is artistic, personable, and having 3 boys of her own, great with kids. She guided us a little, while also letting us just be ourselves. She suggested things for us to do, which was much appreciated since my mind has a tendency to go blank when put on the spot like that. She was super patient with Sawyer, who decided to have a I'm-not-leaving-this-wagon meltdown, and even managed to snap her first ever family picture in the said wagon! Simply put, she's amazing and if you live in the area, I'd highly recommend her!
These beautiful pasture pictures didn't come without a price. I was the first one to fall victim to one of the many cow pies. Not to be outdone, Sawyer decided to stick his fingers in one - thankfully not the thumb-sucking hand! Finally, to get in on the action, Colin stepped in one with only minutes left in our session. Luckily, we didn't take any 'pie' home with us!
Here's a sneak peek of her beautiful work. How am I going to choose?!