If you’ve been around this here site any amount of time, you’ll recognize Aleta. She has graced these pages throughout my growth as a photographer, and if there’s one thing we can say about our sessions together, it’s this: They are memorable! And I mean that beyond the “we’re capturing memories!” deal.
You see, almost every time we’re together, the weather does something to challenge us. Either it rains or the wind is a little overbearing or, as was the case this time, it was capital-F Freezing AND windy! I’m not talking, “Oh my, it’s a wee bit nippy out here.” No, it was miserable, and it was worse than that because the sun was shining and when the sun shines, we are DECEIVED by its shiny glory! If the sun is out, how can it possibly be SO COLD???
Anyway, this mother/daughter session with Jan and Aleta goes down in the record books as shortest session (of mine) ever, I’m sure of it.
I have always been and will always be a fan of the moments in between the posed shots. The little silly looks, the natural happiness.
Me: Hey, let’s pretend we’re not freezing!
Me: Hey, let’s pretend BETTER than that! (Notice Aleta’s balled fist. In a normal session, I’d notice and encourage her to relax. On this day? I was just hoping to get pictures in focus since I was shivering so much!)
Ah, such beautiful women…
Finally, who knows what brought out this kind of behavior in Jan. Where does it come from?
Oh. That’s right. Never mind.
Like mother, like daughter.
By the way, we ARE doing a Part Two very soon. We have all agreed that freezing temps mean a canceled session. Period.