Here in the Midwest, autumn is one of the best seasons. There is something so refreshing about the crisp air and the vibrant colors of the changing leaves. With the promise of upcoming holidays and comforting traditions that often take place with loved ones, us Midwesterners welcome this season with open arms, excited for the festivities that will finish the year. Fall also happens to be one of the best seasons for family photographs, so when the Jenkins family expressed interest in a session at a gorgeous local park… I could hardly wait to go!
We met up on a late Sunday afternoon to take advantage of the remaining warmer weather. The once lively greens of the park were fading to gold, which gave our lovely light a nice, warm glow. After taking a few minutes to settle in, Julie and her husband ventured around the park with their sweet son, Liam, who was recovering from a cold. About half-way through the session, Liam, who was still not feeling his best, needed a Craisin break… which we embraced because, well… kids. Feeling slightly more rejuvenated, we continued to explore the park awhile more before the sun completely set.
As much as I appreciate the “everyone look at the camera and smile” photo, I love the movement and the cuddles that this family shared so much more. These moments remind me of my own childhood autumns, and how magical this time of year always felt, with so many reasons to spend time with family.
If only autumn could last a little longer!