As a little girl, I remember how anxious I was for Spring Break to arrive. Not only did it signal a pause from the everyday monotony of going to school, it meant sunshine on my face, bare feet, and the chance to run around with nothing much to do.
What could be better?
The best part about growing up on an old farm with acres of land to explore, was that adventure lay just outside my doorstep…that is, as long as my Grandpa (Pappy) would set us free. Sometimes he would get worried when we would disappear down the creeks, up over the hill, or through the woods. We never understood why. What could happen? It’s just wide, open, magical space? And then, always too quickly, after two beautiful weeks of break, back to school we went for 2 more months.
Each Spring I still feel it….almost as if the freshness in the air sweeps in and intoxicates my senses, forcing me to pause from daily tasks. I start dreaming of time out in the yard tending to my flowers, taking the kids exploring, and lazy family picnics in the park. Every year it’s the same….Spring brings its magic and rebirth once again, and we’re all reminded of simplicity, beauty, and a sense of adventure that awaits-perhaps just outside our doorstep.
And so today we have a to-do list that’s a pile high over here: laundry, housework, papers for the kids to write, Latin to study, clothes to switch out in rooms, emails to write, albums to design….and on, and on. But, we’re packing up our school books this morning and driving 15 minutes up the road to my house where I grew up. I’ll visit the magnolia tree that I climbed with my brother, and share with the kids that sometimes the smallest and most simple things in life can sometimes be the most special. Hang on to those. Today, we’ll spread out our blanket, and do our schoolwork with the sun on our faces.
Because truly, what could be better?
I can hardly believe these temps are already happening in Cincinnati. Today will be 80 degrees?!! What?! My crocuses and daffodils are in full bloom, and our house is already feeling muggy. All I can think about is….”Where was winter? Did I miss it?” Cincy’s winter was less than stellar (more like flat-out sucked), but I’m facing the facts, and entertaining the idea of spring arriving very early.
Normally we have around 50 degree weather in March and I’m just starting to open our schedule for the year, but this weather is making me feel like I’m running behind! Soooo…..
I am happy to announce that we’re officially BOOKING portrait sessions for 2012! For those who have patiently sat on our waiting list, we THANK YOU, very sincerely. I will be in contact very soon. For those of you considering booking your family, child, maternity, engagement, Senior, or head-shot session, please contact us to book as early as possible. Because we limit the amount of shoots we take on per year, we typically fill up for the year by late May.
We’re excited for a new year of shooting, and looking forward to the faces and places we’ll be meeting this year.
Here are two new little faces we had the pleasure of meeting in early 2012. How precious are they?