There is something incredibly beautiful about autumn in Laramie! When the leaves start to change and there is a certain something in the air that tells you that the season has turned. When unpredictable autumn storms blow through that will either drizzle a little or drench you!
It rained buckets three hours before and we were planning to cancel until the sun came out and then everything had that gorgeous sparkling glow that comes after a good hard rain! I always joke that us photographers stalk the weather forecast as much as any farmer, maybe even more so! But good luck relying on the forecast itself. At 7,200 feet, it can do just about anything. We decided to go ahead with their photos despite the gloomy start of the day and I am so glad we did!
This family picture session had been planned for over a YEAR…..in fact, right after I did their younger son’s newborn baby pictures. Emily told me she couldn’t wait to do an outdoor session when her baby was able to walk and was looking forward to a simple outdoor Laramie location where the boys could run around and be themselves while I documented their cute personalities, quirks, smiles and energy!
Little brother is at that very independent age, doesn’t want to have his hand held or be picked up for long, we had to be QUICK getting their family picture. Once that was over, boy did he run and run! I got my exercise that day and am loving all of his cute smiles and at times, his quiet sombre expressions. I do believe he is an old soul!
Big brother had so much personality…. his eyes light up his whole face when he smiles. At one point, he pretended to be a bear which ended up as a one of my favorite pictures of him. I love watching kids pretend and play and just be themselves. The cares of work and jobs and adulthood come soon enough…let them be little I say!!