Lindsay and I had planned to meet at a park on the north side of the river. It was a spot I hadn’t shot before, but I had done my research and it looked exciting for our combo family-maternity shoot. Then the forecast shifted from upper 50’s to lower 40’s (this was in November, when lower 40’s seemed cold), and we decided to shift our location to somewhere closer to the house, so we could go inside to warm up when we started freezing. Lindsay and Albert’s front yard was perfect.
We met in the morning to fit Wilson’s nap schedule, and he was bubbly and eager to share leaves and pine needles with me that he found on the ground. The leaves were still changing, and the morning light filtered through the trees to warm us while the wind nipped at exposed noses and finger tips. Albert and Lindsay took turns entertaining Wilson and I snapped away as he brought me twigs and pine cones. Lindsay and I snuck in some maternity shots while the boys investigated the big rocks that bordered the front yard.
We played, and crunched through fallen leaves, and then went for a short walk along a trail in the woods. After running around for a while, we headed indoors and played more, finally settling down and reading a Star Wars book together.
Wilson knows all the characters, and was eager to point them out as his dad asked him where each one was. Where’s Yoda? Where’s Luke? Where’s Jabba? Wilson knew them all.
I thoroughly enjoyed our morning romp through the leaves and the educational “reading” of Star Wars. Thanks for taking the time to be out in the cold with me, guys!
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