joy :: twin cities children's photographer

Here is another college friendship rekindled through facebook. (Seeing a trend here?) They live in Chicago and saw my facebook post that I was coming to town, and contacted me about a session. I am SOOO glad we could get together again! We spent the afternoon at the Crabtree Nature Center, the forest preserve where they got married. How cool is that. Can you just feel the joy from this little girl? She has such a beautiful spirit, so much fun to be around. In the last photo she is climbing on what is left of the tree under which mom and dad were married, many years before. I love what dad said about the fallen tree - that it is returning to the earth, to fertilize new life. Much better than the alternative of freaking out because your nuptial tree was struck by lightning! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your afternoon with me!