We normally shoot Julie’s family session in January. On or around Joy’s birthday. We decided we were going to take it easy this year. No VW buses. No beds in fields. No party at the beach. But, at the last minute we decided that we need snow. Snow. With 4 kids. So naturally we needed a cabin where they could take breaks and warm up. This delayed our shoot. Then Julie broke her thumb. And then every one of her kids got sick. Really sick. I called it off once for exhaustion (if pop stars can do it then so can I). And then it was April and there was no more snow in our local mountains. Luckily I know of a random Redwood forest close to my house. We set a date. Again. And then I got sick. Really sick. 5 different prescription meds sick. But, we were not rescheduling again.
So, off we went. 4 kids. 4 adults. A box of cupcakes. A red wagon. And a pack of teenage zombies (I’m so sad I didn’t get a picture of them). And even though I couldn’t breathe and was hacking up a lung it was still as fun as it always is.
Whenever Julie and I are together we always have fun. And that’s what I love about our friendship. We have big ideas and big dreams and it’s fun to go on these crazy adventures with her (even when rattlesnakes are involved).
Can’t wait to see the craziness that happens next year!