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Now, I know, orchards are beautiful.  Especially in the spring, when they are full of blossoms, soft colors, and sweet smells. But man, I am loving the winter orchard look.  All that gray wood, thin branches.  Luckily this orchard is full of grass, not mud. It was so fun to meet this family out there and spend the evening.  And we were able to have some unexpected visitors. A small herd of deer decided to cross through the orchard and hang out for a bit.  It made it really easy to get some great candid shots of these two brothers entranced.

We did manage to take some family pictures once the herd moved on out.  We also went up to the castle for a few shots.  The little guy absolutely refused to hold still for more than one third of one second, but we managed to get a couple.

When his mom asked me if I would take his 3 year old pictures, I was so excited I started dreaming about the great shots I’d get of those blue eyes, great smile, and fat fat cheeks. Then life happened, and then weather happened, then more life.  You get the idea.  He is officially 3 1/4 years old now and three months can change so much in a little guy.  Luckily it didn’t change those blue eyes, great smile, or fat fat cheeks.

I met this senior the day I was to take her pictures.  I had spoken to her on the phone once and arranged the meeting spot.  How pleasantly surprised was I when I showed up to find this GORGEOUS girl to take pictures of.  We went to the train station, and a new location I’d never been.  I think one of the best parts of being a photographer is all the people I get to meet and peek in at who they are, and try to capture it.

I think this gal is the luckiest girl in the world.  And I’m not talking about the fact that she is marrying someone she is so obviously smitten with, who is so obviously smitten with her in return.  Although that is lucky.  No, I’m talking about weather.  For her engagement pictures and for her bridals we were supposed to have near freezing temperatures and lots of rain.  Both times we were on the verge of cancelling the day before, both times she said let’s stick to the plan and hope for the best.  And both times we’ve had warm (ish) temperatures, some wind, but no rain. I’ve been so relieved.  So if there is a blizzard scheduled on her wedding day, I probably won’t even bring a coat.