15 Years ago when I started photography I did so because I wanted to stay home and raise my son. Over the years I took the kids to family reunions, cap and gown sessions, classes, workshops all where I was working. Eventually as they began to seriously outnumber me I began taking them to a sitter when I was shooting and realized that was a much quicker and more efficient way to work. I recall one incident where Carson hurled an empty milk jug at one of my husband's colleagues right in the middle of her head shot in my home studio. I would always think, It is only going to be 15 minutes surely they will watch TV for 15 minutes and I can do a quick shoot!
A few weeks ago I dropped the kids off at school and the sitter, got dressed in real clothes including pants that had a zipper and went out for a birthday lunch with friends. After lunch I drove to Elmwood Golf Course to photograph the beautiful 18 hole golf course for their website. As I was opening the shed to drive out the golf cart I was thinking the kids would really enjoy this but if I put it off any longer it won't get done until the snow flies!
I shouldn't have put that thought into the atmosphere because I didn't have the lock open and my cel phone rang. It was Kelsey, "I don't feel good." So I closed the shed and drove to the school to get him. Well if I have one I might as well get the other from the sitter so off we went for our adventure in photography!
My happy assistants. Not sure he looks real sick. The fresh air must be doing him good.
Beautiful flowers on the course!
We didn't quite get all 18 holes done before the kids were getting off the bus so I had to head home to meet them so I had to go back and photograph the last 3 holes so back we went again. It was kids dress like teachers and teachers dress like kids!