Princess Series- Part 2- Wash Day

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tracy cook {PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

What a fun session !  I normally do primarily families, and edit in a very traditional way, but with this session, it was just one beautiful, photogenic woman, and I was given lots of  opportunity to edit in a very funky, fun way.  It was a fun session, and I love the cool images we captured !
Hope you enjoy this mix of traditional and non-traditional natural light photography !

tracy cook {FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

Today was probably my last fall photo shoot before the snow flies this year.  I think we caught the fall leaves just before they all fell to the ground.  We headed to a spot very special to this family who spent many summers out there.  The “boys”, truth be told are more men then boys, but really, to this mom they are her boys.  This shoot probably had to be one of my favorite to do.  The “boys”, clearly their mom’s apple of her eye, and dad’s pride and joy are really nice young men.  I can’t express how awesome it is to see a family so connected to each other and how nice it is that boys past their childhood come out for photos.

As I sat here editing the images, I kept reflecting on my family.  As the mother of a boy, I think I caught a glimpse into my family a few years in the future.  My son is almost three, and these “boys” are men, but I constantly had flashes ahead to when my son’s a young man, and hope that we will be as connected as this foursome are to each other.  I hope this is us when my boy is a young man.  
At the end of the session I chased the boys away to do a few images of their parents, clearly still very much in love after many years together.  How awesome to see that !  I’m partial to the images of them too, again…. hoping this will be me and my husband down the road.  
Enough rambling… here are the images…. I sincerely hope we’ve accomplished what you guys were hoping for !

tracy cook {FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

We sure lucked out on weather for today’s family session !  I had a beautiful family of three, at my favorite time of day- nearing sunset.  The little man was such a sweetie- and so generous with his smiles !  I’ll answer two quick questions I know you will have once you see these pics.  1) yes, the fall colours really were that magical and  2) yes, this little man really is THAT absolutely adorably cute !  (ohh those blue eyes !!!)
Enjoy the preview !

 Seriously, this gorgeous little face is awesome
Modelling portfolio ? 

 Quick change of clothes and we were off again !  Who doesn’t love a little man in overalls and boots !  ADORE!!!!

 I love natural moments…..
 Coming up on their 5th anniversary- congrats guys !

tracy cook {NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

Hello Fall
Now that we live in Kamloops- we actually see four distinct seasons.  When we were in Calgary, one day it was Winter, the next day Summer.  You know what I mean if you’re from there.
It’s honestly not an exaggeration.
Leafs fall off at a rapid rate in Calgary.  One day they are green and on the trees, the next day they are brown, crusty and on the ground.
I do love the Kamloops weather, and since we’ve lived here, and I’ve been able to experience the change of seasons, I’ve come to love fall.
Beautiful colours, leaves falling, the contrast of the blue sky and the yellow leaves….

tracy cook {NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

Hubby and I both share a love of photography, exploring, and heading off the beaten trail.  With my mother in law in town to look after our little guy, we decided to go exploring.  A neighbour had seen my photos of old buildings and barns before and recommended this very secluded place not too far from Kamloops.  I suspect there is a lot of history to these sets of dwellings- I need to look into it further before I can say much.  Although it was a dreary rainy day, I loved what we found !  We happily explored for hours, and these are some of the images I captured.  
A cold house built into the hill- still in good repair
 Love the roof !
 An apple tree in the background.  Bear poop nearby.
 Isolation.  Way back when it was occupied- peace and serenity, or boredom and depressing?
I think I squealed when we went around back of this one and found the car
Grass growing from under the motor
Love the details of old vehicles in poor repair
What a great find !  We so enjoyed the day on our own, and I loved capturing these images and exploring !!

tracy cook {FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY} www.cherryblissphotography.ca

 September is coming to a close, but the weather here in Kamloops is still pretty good.  This afternoon I had the pleasure of photographing this adorably stylish little dude.  I asked his mom to jump in for a few shots.  As the mother of a boy, I’m partial to these kind of warm, affectionate images. 
 My favorite has to be this first one. 
 I love seeing a beautiful smile on a mother’s face as she looks at her happy child.  
As a photographer I love to capture that emotion, and as a mother, I hope my son sees that smile and love coming from me to him everyday.