You may remember the above photo from last August. The one below is from yesterday, nine months later.
The colour version can be seen here.
Our little pumpkin trying to crawl to me, unaware of the ledge before her. She's a bright girl, but babies really need their parents' protection from unrealized consequences to actions. She's understanding correction and warnings quite well. We weren't sure when a child can understand "no" but I guess we know now.
When Paul and I were out for exercise this past Victoria Day, I stumbled upon a great little cove on campus. I'd not gone down there before due to the steep ramp. We were feeling strong and confident in our hill climbers so, down we went. Without a camera bag on my lap to slow my progress, we made it up the ramp but it was pretty difficult. However, going down was worth it. What an incredible little hideaway one building over from my previous favorite place to shoot. With some patience and wheelchair technology I will definitely go back there on future sessions.
After seeing that spot I knew I had to make some portraits there in the very near future. So, that's where we ended up since Fiona was still doing well after our photos in the Health Sciences building. The first was with some added light, the second was just finding that right spot, fill light bouncing off the sidewalk, shade for the soft side light and slightly darker in the background to make certain my girls were the literal and figurative bright spot of the photo.
I keep talking about it but I really think that it's time for a daddy and daughter photo next. I have the concept. Now, to find the time.