Jan 21, 2016

McHood Park || A Family Walk and Location Scouting Evening

The other evening Cameron came home and said, “Come on, Darrow! Let’s find your shoes and we’ll all go for a drive!”

I was grumpy that day. It had been a tough Momma day and just wanted to stay home curled up on the couch. Thankfully I didn’t. As much as I really didn’t want to admit it to myself I needed the fresh air and a chance to let the frustrations of the day go and to be outside doing something with these two menfolk of mine. I needed to remember that I really do like them, because some days by 4 in the afternoon when it’s been a tough day, I forget.

We didn’t do anything fancy. We just walked. Well, Darrow ran. It was one of the first nice evenings we’ve had in a while (even if I was still a little cold).

Not only did this help to ease some of the tenseness from the day, but I was able to get some scouting in for future photo sessions and to work on some nature shots. There are so many possibilities at this park for amazing portraits! With the light the way it was I was sure wishing I had a couple there to take pictures of.

If you want to know if it’s cold or not…just look at Darrow. If his tongue is sticking out, it’s cold. We don’t know why, but that’s what he does, and it makes me laugh!

 Still cold outside. 

They had gone through recently and burned the weeds and grass on the side of the roads in the park to prepare for spring growth. Most of it just looked like burned weeds, but there were a few tufts that really looked artistic and screamed at me to take their photo. I walked by. Stopped. Looked back. Kept walking. Stopped. Looked back. And finally decided to not be lazy and to squat down (which is getting less and less easy these days) and get some shots. I’m glad I did!

And then of course I had to stop when I saw these little flashes of orange pop out at me. I’m on a hunt this year to see what pops of orange I can find in the world around me!

Driving back home the clouds and fading light were so soft and gorgeous. This is definitely a spot I want to bring people to for portraits!!

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