I mentioned on Friday that I had lots of shoots scheduled over the weekend, and I did indeed have three. (There was another band performance I could have dragged le camera to, but after 1300 photos that day, I decided not to.) Anyway, the first one was in Wilmington at Winterthur Gardens
, and it was awesome seeing the gardens for the first time. Even though not much is blooming, there was a slope COVERED IN BLUEBELLS. Amazing. All I could think was "I want to do bridal portraits here!"
Anyway, the subject of the shoot was a five-year-old who's a friend of my sister, which is how I got involved with the pictures. In the shot below she's got M wrapped in her trench coat, keeping her warm while we waited to start taking pictures.
I love this image because it is such typical Joy: impulsive, laughing, comfortable in her own skin. If you've ever met my sister (and a lot of you probably have--she's incredibly good at her job) you know that she absolutely lives up to her name, besides being one of the most focused people I know.
Anyway, I had to share this image, because it probably won't end up framed anywhere, but it is the sort of image that is frozen in my mind when I think of my family.
Labels: delaware, picoftheday, snapshot, wilmington