Date archive: November 2015
“Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.”
– Siobhan Vivian
Machado Photography has worked with the Mesar Family before (see some of the pictures from that shoot at http://www.machadophotography.com/2013/09/mesar-family-photos/ ), and I was thrilled to be asked to capture some more family memories for them. After that initial session we had casually discussed a winter shoot, but life gets busy and chaotic and so here it is 2 years later and the Mesars contacted me with the idea of an autumn session at the lovely Huron Natural Area.
A lot can change in a couple of years and the biggest change for this newest session was the addition of an adorable young fellow named Nixon! At 6 months old, he is much fawned over by big sister Mia, who clearly adores him and loves to make him laugh…and she knows just how to get him giggling, too! Way back in 2013 Mia was a bit shy for the first part of our bubble-filled photoshoot, but she’s certainly come out of her shell! When she wasn’t helping me get Nixon’s best smiles, she was posing up a storm for my camera. I love the pictures of her on the tree stump and the ones with her colourful umbrella. Mia loved the idea that everyone had to say “PEPPERONI” instead of the usual cheese!
I really enjoy doing fall shoots; the backdrop of the vibrant trees is always stunning. Seeing the Mesars dressed up in cozy jackets, sweaters and scarves makes me want to get out there on a crisp fall morning and go for a hike! I have to admit though, I was glad it was warm enough to take Nixon’s toque off so that I could photograph his brilliant ginger hair!
Even the wet weather didn’t put a damper on the day; it wasn’t raining while we were out and overcast skies actually make the colours pop a bit more in the pictures. There was an interesting haze in the air when we were by the water, which adds another element to the photos. Jennifer brought along a blanket so that we could do some sitting pics too.
I can’t wait to see which of these gorgeous family pictures the Mesars will choose as their favourites!