Phew! That was a close one. The babysitter situation is getting a bit tough lately. This is the second time in a month I started a full panic because I've had a photo shoot scheduled and all my sitters have been unavailable. Not their fault at all, I love our sitters, but our favorite one was literally in Switzerland and no one else was to be found (Summer!). I made a mad dash to call for favors from my friends, and I truly have some incredible ladies in my life. Thanks to my VERY good friend, Leslie, we had it covered. She was at a wedding the night before, yet she was ready to greet my pajama clad kids at 6:45 a.m. Seriously. She was even smiling, and made them pancakes with happy faces. All I could offer her was my adoring thanks, and a lb. of Mudhouse coffee (my personal favorite!), which still left us way out of balance. She is my super hero.
The photo shoot was so much fun...this is where the 'architecture' comes in. I haven't done a shoot in the city, for what seems like forever. In fact, I'm kind of embarrassed to say that I've never done one downtown. I'm a nature kind of girl, and although I LOVE the downtown area of Charlottesville, it hasn't been my top choice. Well, I don't know what came over me. Wait, yes I do, it was boredom! Photographers can not live on grass alone! I used to shoot in cities way back when, before I was photographing kids, before I was a mom, heck before I was even married! Since starting up this business however, I really do prefer to have the children out in nature. There's something beautiful that happens there. That being said, I decided to do a maternity shoot downtown. Had a blast. Granted, I had some great models, who were very willing, and this gal was so beautiful! Quite ready to have the baby, she was up for anything. Luckily it was the coolest day yet this summer, but either way I'm sure the results would have been great. She's a trooper!