Friendship: (n) the state of being a friend; association as friends: to value a person.

I don’t know where to start with this one; this session was unique and enjoyed for many reasons — because of the landscape surrounding us, the beauty after a storm, and the relaxed nature of these friends.

You know how just after a thunderstorm, there is sometimes a short window of time where everything sparkles from raindrops still on the grass, and the skies change color from gray to blue to yellow/pink? We had so many different types of beautiful light within the time of our session; it was so enjoyable to shoot through all of them.

Ann Marie & Holly made the shoot very lighthearted and easy-going. A big change is upcoming in their lives as Holly is engaged, and moving to Illinois after her upcoming wedding. (I have to interject here: far too many of my family/friends/acquaintances live in IL…:)Anyway, this session was a capture of their friendship as both living in CT. We tried to incorporate the feel of their comradeship, and they brought along some great ideas for props/backdrops.

Thank you for a nice evening, Ann Marie & Holly. I enjoyed getting to know you both a little more.

I am really looking forward to shooting your wedding soon, Holly! (And Toby, too. I promise having photos done is relaxing and enjoyable.;)— Paul and I wish you both many blessings as this new chapter begins!

A tribute to Holly’s future in a farming community:

Holly said she was going to miss seeing trees, so we incorporated a pretty one into the shoot, with sun flare added for good measure:

Oh, this one makes me smile- the light, the light.

A pretty little sun shower came along, just in time… so very pretty-

Warning: if it’s evening light, I’m gonna’ try to get some sun flare. Do you blame me?:)

More sun flare… combined with dreamy, soft light:

I had an assistant for this shoot. And the comment from my assistant on this shot was: “It looks like something from ‘Anne of Green Gables.’ I like my assistant’s line of thought. I have to agree with the statement.

Introducing my trusty assistant for this session.

Joel has been wanting to travel along on one of my shoots, but I told him it had to be someone that I knew, since I didn’t want a new client to think I had an ‘almost 10-year-old’ second shooter. Holly and AnnMarie said he was welcome to come along. I’m glad he did. (Because it was a good excuse to go out for ice cream with him afterwards. And because, well, I love this kid.)

“When I left Queen’s my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does. It has a fascination of its own, that bend, Marilla.”

-from ‘Anne of Green Gables’ by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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