This weeks whirlwind in my photography business took me on a family photo session in Cushing, Maine. I am continuously reminded of how beautiful and spectacular the state of Maine is every time I am hired to take photos during someones vacation. I get to see a variety of private properties that are tucked away off the beaten path, where you follow twists and turns, drive past broken down farm houses until the dirt driveway of your location empties into manicured gardens and lawns and fields before it is swallowed by the harbor. After I park my car I smile to myself and say "yeah, this is where I work today!"Such a lovely family to share my morning with. As you will see, they are a perfect compliment to their surroundings. We had loads of fun and I'm sure it was hard for them to leave at the end of their week. I hope you enjoy your preview! More to come soon!The above photo was actually snapped by a little 3 year old! Great shot! Sometimes when I'm photographing families with young children, it isn't always easy to convince them to get into the family pictures. What has worked for me so far is to enlist the child as a helper by letting them push the shutter button on occasion. I hold the camera, he pushed the button. Most of the time you get a blurry picture of the sky, but I guess I held it at the right angle for this shot. After that, he was totally into having his photo taken!
One of the perks of being a photographer is having the privilege of meeting some of the nicest people in the most beautiful locations. Driving down the coast on a road I have never been on where eventually I end up in the cutest little cluster of homes along the shoreline, is such a treasure. The lighting, people, location - all perfection. Thank you Mary and Steve for entrusting me with capturing some of the memories of your vacation in Maine. It is always an honor to be given such opportunities. Need I say more!