Stormy weather makes landscape photographs dramatic. The same can be said for portraits, even if that wasn’t my original intent. One of the coolest things about my job is that when I wake up in the morning, I have no idea what art I will have created by the time my day is over. Sure, I make detailed plans for each of my photo sessions, but you never know what’s actually going to happen: the way the light can change, how your subject’s personality is expressed, or how a freak thunder storm hits you out of nowhere.
I was really looking forward to doing baby Kaelynn’s newborn session outside. When we got there it was ninety five degrees and really sunny. Not even thirty minutes into our session the wind picks up, clouds move in, and the temperature drops by fifteen degrees. The wind whipping through the grass and trees and the dark, stormy skies made for stunning photography, but not really the best weather for little babies. Little Kaelynn and her parents were good sports though. We stuck it out for a little while longer to get these awesome photographs. However, when it started thundering and raining it was time to pack it up and move it inside where we finished out the session.