This October has been pretty crazy. Not only have we had craziness on the homefront but I have been busy with working as well. It's nice when I get to spend a calm morning setting up for one of my favorite littles. There was a soothing quietness to the park and a I could feel the crispness of autumn settling in while I checked lighting and prepared for Miss Emme and her mommy.
Here are a few from her mini session earlier this month. :)
I am playing around with some new designs for the blog so below is also a little sample of that!
As this blog post is long overdue....I have decided that I really need to come up with some sort of schedule. So in my quest to be an organized mother and respectable business owner I am going to be better on the blogging. LoL. I mean its worth a try right? Soooooo....anyhow, I had the awesome opportunity to photograph the first annual Smart Beginnings Charity Tot Trot. If you don't already know about Smart Beginnings it is an organization that focuses on implementing strategies to prepare children (birth to five years) with the tools to help them succeed when they enter the school system. It is an awesome organization and it was great to have my daughter be involved with the Tot Trot and I was able to photograph these little champs. It was probably one of the most adorable things I have ever witnessed, I literally almost cried watching the kiddos in the race. I don't know why it struck a chord with me but for some reason it hit me in the heart. I am known to be somewhat of an emotional person....so this was not uncharacteristic, but I wasn't the only one watching that was a little misty eyed. Here are some photos from the event, if you are in the Shenandoah Valley and would like more information about Smart Beginnings, please visit their website and/or email Alysia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her information is also listed on the website.
As the fall season is getting into full swing, life is starting to get busy. I love the FALL! Its probably my favorite season, despite the over active allergies and shorter days....there is something about fall that brings back so many memories of my younger days. Friday night football games, the one night that it gets cold enough to wear my favorite hoodie, and the leaves.....the bright, beautiful colors that warm the world around us. I love every part of it. The smell of wood burning in the air, makes me want to curl up in front of the fireplace (that we don't have LOL) and drink hot chocolate....okay, now I would probably spike my hot chocolate with some Irish Cream and Whiskey...but nonetheless some sort of delicious warm drink and flannel PJs. The Argiro's were the first official "fall" session and what a way to kick off the season. They picked me up in their "oh so posh" van that came equipped with Sirius radio and the Redskins were on...even though Kevin was rooting for them to fail....I was fist pumping in the back seat to their touchdowns and feeding Bella cubes of cheese. The child was actually sleeping and eating. I was amazed. I have never in my life seen a 3 year old actually sleeping with their eyes closed (duh), while munching on snacks. Amazing. After much deliberation we decided to do their family photos out at Natural Chimneys. It is a beautiful park in Augusta County. If you have never been there, I would highly recommend checking it out. I hope to take the girls out there again before it gets too chilly. There were not many people out there and the light was gentle and warm. Here are a few of my favorite photos from there session. I hope you enjoy!!