For the last nine years I have been living overseas in countries that do not experience the changing of trees. So I have been really looking forward to this year's fall season! Now this photo was taken in the third week of October and I was a little disappointed the few days leading up to the shoot, because the all the trees in Grosse Pointe were still GREEN!
However, there were a few trees in Grosse Pointe Park's Patterson Park that we in the early stages of changing colors, and all you need it a bit of color for a gorgeous fall picture!
Up until this shoot I have only visited Patterson Park with my toddler to play on the toys and in the splash pad. On occasion I have snapped an image or two of him running around. I am so use to chasing toddlers and doing crazy things for a smile and laugh, that I have to admit, it was a real treat to photograph a family with older kids that do not require chasing!
But I have to say, I have known this family for ages and I do remember when the kids were born and chasing their daughter around for play. I have said this many times over, but I can not believe how time flies! As a mom, this is why family portraits are so important to me...once the time is gone, the photos and memories are all that is left!
I am absolutely honored that I was asked to photograph them and help them add to their collection of cherished memories.