I’m back! Back until midterms and finals and papers eat my brain this summer. But for now I’m looking forward to writing regularly again. One of the first things I did after handing in my last essay was edit our family pictures that Kelli Nicole took for us all the way back in mid-April! It’s been killing me to just leave these sitting on my hard drive, but between Jenna Cole editing and school and life and sleeping (yes, I chose sleeping over editing family pictures) I had to put them aside for a little bit. My delay shouldn’t make anyone think I’m not enthusiastic about them though. I LOVE THEM.
I spent months daydreaming about these pictures. I wanted to feel like the photos described who we are, and we are definitely “stay home and snuggle on the bed” kind of people. I created multiple Pinterest boards devoted to chronicling my ideas and made a reservation at a nice hotel in Chicago so we would have a nice bed to work with. The week of the shoot the weather was pretty gloomy though, and I knew we wouldn’t have enough light and that paying for the hotel wouldn’t be worth it. I cancelled the hotel, decided to make it work in our bedroom on a different (hopefully sunnier) day, bought some new bedding, and crossed my fingers that it would all work out during the little window of time that we had Kelli staying with us.
We endured some nasty wind and freezing temperatures outside (we didn’t stay long), hurried back inside, warmed up, and went at it for rounds two and three. We laughed and jumped on the bed and Kelli worked incredibly hard to keep T1’s attention as much as possible. I did my best to narrow it down, but couldn’t bring it below 50 favorites (this is why photographers don’t let clients edit their own sessions). I’d love to hear which one(s) you think we should put up in California!