Maternity Photography in Midlothian Virginia
Cold, rain and now wind!?! This has been one crazy spring in the great RVA which makes outdoor photography a little tricky, but nothing I can't handle! The day of Kyle's maternity session was beautiful. No rain, not too hot, not too cold, one might say it would have been the perfect day for a maternity session if it wasn't for the darn wind! Holy Cow, it was blowing pretty fierce and being along the reservoir made it that much worse! Poor Kyle, her hair was in her face 95% of the time. It was a bit of a struggle, but we managed to get some fabulous shots we just had to get creative with our angles and timing. I typically take a lot of pictures, but this day I was a bit trigger happy in the hopes that out of the 150 frames I took in 5 seconds one of them would not have Kyle's face engulfed by her hair! Ok, I may be exaggerating a bit, but the wind definitely did pose a bit of a challenge.
After a bit of time at Sunday Park I started wondering if the wind was worse because we were along the reservoir and would it be any better at a different location? We still had plenty of light left, so we decided to head over to Mid-Lothian Mines Park which is only 10 minutes from Sunday Park. When I stepped out of the car the air was nice and calm, but no sooner did we start walking to my go to spots the wind had picked up again! It was a little better then it was along the reservoir, but windy enough to be annoying! Everything is a learning experience, so next time I'm in the situation I've learned a few tricks!
Soon-to-be big brother Keylan was such a sweetheart! Like most little boys his age he was more interested in running around and playing with his truck then humoring me and my camera, but he was kind enough to give me a few smiles! Oh, and he had a wonderful collection of dandelions that he picked just for me! There's nothing greater than the pure joy and satisfaction on a child's face when they give you something they are sure you are going to love and I did love it! While some see Dandelions as an invasive weed that is destroying their beautiful yard, I see a field of wild yellow flowers that make for a really pretty picture. Maybe just not in my own yard ;) I can't wait to meet the newest addition to the Holmes family scheduled to arrive very soon!