Back before Thanksgiving, I made a trip back home to Arkansas. While I was there, I took the opportunity to photograph some of my friends. This family is the sister, et al, of one of my dearest friends. She also had her third baby recently and was so excited to have photos done of their new family of five.
Due to scheduling conflicts, weather, and illnesses, we didn’t get together until right before I was leaving to return to New Jersey. Unfortunately, this meant…weeknight. The dad didn’t get off work until 4:30 and it’s about a half hour to the tree farm from his house, so we were pretty much looking at shooting in the dark. But, not to fear, we forged ahead armed with a speedlight and high ISO settings and made beautiful memories for this beautiful family.
I absolutely love the amazing color and texture that the christmas trees add to these images. Late fall/early winter can feel so drab and lifeless, but this was really a magical spot. We can’t thank Motley’s Tree Farm enough for allowing us to do this quick dusk session as not only were they not even open for the season, but they were getting ready to head home! So, special shout out and thanks to them. If you live in the Central Arkansas area, be sure to check them out for their Christmas trees this year, and check out their pumpkin patch! We used to get our trees and pumpkins from them when we lived in Arkansas and they have an amazing selection!