The lovely Rebecca and her sister, Alysia, came down from Boulder about a month ago to do a home shoot and an outdoor shoot with our family. I just got the prints and cd in the mail today and couldn't wait to share my favorites. There are a lot of favorites!
Funny story: I'd spent a few days getting our house super clean along with the help of Brett and despite the help of the smaller people that also live here. I'd been so busy I'd put off coloring my hair to hide the (quite) noticeable difference in browns (and maybe a few grays) and finally made some time to take care of it a mere three hours before the ladies were to arrive. I couldn't remember which color I'd used the previous time so I just picked something that looked right and went for it. My middle name is procrastination.
As soon as I got out of the shower I blow-dryed the top of my hair to see how it turned out and grew a little concerned that it was more fiery red than auburnish brown. I went out in the sun and had Brett take a picture of it so I could see and then panicked a little when even he said I should probably high tail it back to Walgreens. I threw my hair in a bun, checked for dye stains on my face and neck, and tore out of the driveway. Thankfully, I still had enough time to redye my hair a more subtle shade of what I wanted and got things diffused just in time.
Despite the hair drama it was such a fun afternoon and evening. The kids were pretty cooperative and loved the extra attention from our company, the weather was great, and Rebecca and Alysia were so warm and full of whatever it is that makes you feel so much at ease around them (and their large lenses). After our shoot Brett took the kids home to put them to bed and the ladies and I went to Shuga's for dinner. I loved getting to spend a little extra time with a fellow creative that I've only previously known online. I was so inspired by stories they shared about their mom and how much she nurtured their creativity as kids and taught them about farming and gardening and different mediums she was interested in herself. It's so evident that that made an impact.