You first met Kaitlin six months ago at her newborn session. I met her family on a warm, yet dreary day with torrential downpours. As I sat in Kaitlin’s brand-new nursery, while rapidly adjusting my camera to photograph with yellowish overhead lights (the natural/window light was not kind to us that day), I knew no hurricane-like rain could bother us! We were dry, warm, and hey, we had a precious new baby to oogle over! Kaitlin’s parents (and puppy Chloe) also happen to be just fabulous. So friendly, laid-back, our sessions are a delight!
When Patti contacted me to set up Kaitlin’s pictures, she mentioned that she wanted to meet outside of the home. Normally I am all for that suggestion, but Kaitlin’s half birthday falls in February, so I was a little worried about frigid temps. We agreed to meet at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, that way, if the grass was covered in snow, we would still have the warm (and I mean sweaty-hot-warm!) greenhouses to shoot in-away from the elements of Old Man Winter.
Kaitlin’s session neared and all last week we had BEAUTIFUL weather. 50’s, 60’s even- warm, sunny days—it was a week that forced us all out of our winterized homes. Ava and I spent the week at Elmwood Zoo, the local playground, and riding bikes outside- it was glorious!
I checked the weather as I always do, about two days before Kaitlin’s session and saw a forecast that was not entirely preferable– “Cold Snap”, dang.
They weren’t kidding. We had a brief little blizzard in the morning, then clouds, sun, and FREEZING winds!
No worries, we had our trusty greenhouses, and boy-oh-boy, they did the trick. Kaitlin was warm and happy, and so were we!
Thank you for meeting me at Longwood, guys, I think it was very worth the trek! 😀