The week of Thanksgiving break was supposed to be beautiful. The weather was supposed to be in the 60s all week, perfect for some time outdoors! And while I didn’t schedule many shoots for the break, I knew (thought) the weather was going to be great for the ones I had scheduled.
I always wonder what it would be like to be a meteorologist, to have a job where I’m only right 50% of the time but still get to keep my job. I feel like on those weather apps, if you live in Texas, there should never be a 10 day forecast. There should really just be a 3 day forecast, but that may be pushing it even a little too far. Needless to say, the day of the Rizza family shoot, the sun didn’t come out all day, and the temperatures kept dropping! Being from New England though, they layered under their clothes, and brought jackets to wear in between shots. They were prepared. Looking back at these photos, you would never know that the temperature was freezing or just below.
I do a lot of family photo sessions, so I’m used to the craziness that kids/toddlers bring. I usually take lots of breaks and do lots of break out sessions to give everyone a break from sitting/standing and smiling at the camera, and the session usually ends with one of the parents saying “I hope you got at least one good one.” But Matthew and Olivia were different. They stood where I told them to stand. They looked when I told them to look. They smiled when I told them to smile. They hugged when I told them to hug. They were the sweetest and easiest kids to photograph! The love and joy from this family was impossible to ignore, and it was a joy to freeze this season of life for them.