Pope Farm Park

Alana's Senior Portraits at Pope Farm Conservancy

 

Alana picked a perfect day for her senior portraits

As her mom and I texted back and forth during the day, as weather reports said rain, then dry, then rain, then dry, we waffled back and forth on whether the weather would hold out, and were thrilled that it did! 

Alana's mom and sister arrived with her for portraits, and were seriously the most support entourage I've seen on a senior portrait session! Her sister helped Alana with hair and makeup, outfit choices, giving her a boost into the trees, standing behind me making goofy faces, and generally being awesome. Plus she held the reflector (I told her to let me know if being a lawyer doesn't work out, I'm sure Rob and I could use an assistant!) Her mom helped with hauling the outfit changes and swatting mosquitoes (a very important job on such a muggy day!) 

So it's no wonder, with a family as supportive and loving as hers, that Alana was just the sweetest person to work with! It was obvious from the start what a kind and gentle person she is, and how much she connects with nature and the world around her. It was also really inspiring to see a young woman so confident in who she is (anyone else feel totally lost going into senior year? Just me?) and the direction she wants her life to take. I loved the easy and loving way that she and her sister, and she and her mom, interacted and laughed and joked and were so sweet with each other. It was a joy to capture! I have no doubt that she is going to make a difference in the world (and that she already has). 

Best wishes on the start of your senior year, Alana! 

--Sam

 

Pope Farm Conservancy Family Portraits

 
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Sunflowers, family time, and marshmallow bribes

Seriously, marshmallow bribes never hurt anyone, and the mini ones are perfect for it. Way to go, Mom! 

I met Kat and Tim, as well as the two older girls, at Meaghan + Michael's wedding (which you can check out here) and was so excited when they reached out for portraits after Lucy was born! 

Eliza, Deanna, and Lucy (the newest addition) were great during the session, and were really good sports about the ridiculous number of mosquitoes trying to eat us. They played, ran around, laughed, and generally were the best! I loved seeing how Kat and Tim (Mom and Dad) interacted with the girls. They were so calm and patient and it's really neat to see families who clearly just enjoy spending time together. Both Eliza (the oldest), and Deanna (the 2nd oldest) were super pumped about their new sister, Lucy, and Eliza was telling me all about how she is helping out her Mom and Dad with baby Lucy's care. The older girls got some sweet marshmallow bribes in between photos, and I think I may have a new plan for family portrait sessions in the future! 

Enjoy these photos from their session in the gorgeous Pope Farm Conservancy (Pope Farm Park) in the height of sunflower season! 

--Sam