When we met up with Solovic family one Saturday afternoon, there was a calming overcast that spread as far as we could see. The sun’s rays would occasionally peep through, but for the most part, just layers and layers of clouds. Although it’s not the norm, I don’t mind these cloudy days. In fact, I love how you can see nature’s colors completely untainted. The yellows, oranges, and warm beiges of the park appeared all the more vibrant against the cool, gray sky. Rebecca and Steve’s children, Luke and Avery, ran ahead on the paths at Castlewood, eager to see where they would take us. We strayed from the path when we came upon a vast, grassy field, pausing between poses to more closely examine the wonders within it. Berries, bugs, galore! How magical every little detail is when you’re a child.
This entire session was so nostalgic for me. I remember the burning bushes outside of my childhood home – family photos in the glorious colors of changing leaves, the cold bite in the air as I played outside with my siblings. A most coveted time of year that’s almost always gone too quickly. So much feels the same, and yet you can’t help but notice, from year to year, how much life differs as well. Growing families, new homes. It’s cozy and comforting while surprisingly new all at once.