Once upon a time, in a stable far, far away, there was a beautiful, auburn-haired girl who loved horses. She could ride, she could jump, and she could muck out a stall with a smile. One day, she met a handsome young man who loved horses, too. As luck would have it, he owned a ton of race horses. He took one look at that gorgeous, feisty ginger and knew he had found his true love and a crack stable hand. A few dozen times to the winner’s circle and a diamond ring later and they were engaged. A match made in heaven.
When Anneka asked about portraits, I said what’s the special occasion? Her answer was simple – she hadn’t had portraits for a few years, and it was time. That’s my kind of woman.
Most of us only consider portraits for our major life milestone moments. While that makes sense, it also overlooks a lot of magic – such as all that time when we are evolving and stretching and becoming even more amazing every year, even every day.
What can I say about this child that isn’t adorably obvious? She’s not quite four months old yet, and watching her change and grow is marvelous. A blessing. She is really grinning now, not just grinning really, more like glowing. Honestly, she lit up the whole studio.
And, yes, that hair!
I love the hues and gentle edges in these images. All soft and sweet and snuggly. Like Ellie.
To the Moon and Back. A phrase from a children’s book and quoted everywhere and absolutely indicative of how we feel about this bunch.
The County gave us a chilly and gray morning for the Estey family portrait session, but when you live in Northern Maine, you laugh in the face of nippy weather. And so we did. Bouncy grandchildren, happy parents, a good dog, a whole pile of cats, and a tremendous amount of love – that’s life at Grammie and Grampies’ house. What a wild and wonderful place to grow up!
Hope and Jim, to the moon and back.