Sophia emailed in the summer about a newborn session. I had a long time to look forward to meeting their family and photographing their newest addition! I’m always a little nervous about sessions in the winter here. North Carolina weather seems to be all over the place in the first months of the year and you never know what to expect.
We had to reschedule this session twice. First, due to dark clouds and rain and the second time due to SNOW. Remember that snowy weekend we had back in January? With all of that lovely ice? I’m originally from up north where snow is snow and we all drive on it, but living here has made me a nervous wreck when venturing out in snow. After two reschedules I didn’t have the heart to reschedule again (getting the family ready for a session takes time and I hate when my sweet clients have to do it more than once!). The roads looked decent around us in Apex so I thought we’d be good to go. Wake Forest was not so driveable. The roads were still covered in snow and ice and my good friend, Google Maps, thought it would be a good idea to avoid the main roads (the ones that were decently cleared).
I was three minutes away. Almost there, and I came to a hill mostly still covered in snow and ice.
I thought if I went fast enough, I’d be fine. I realized half way up I was pretty wrong. I was stuck in the middle of the hill only a few minutes away and backwards, down an icy hill, was my only option. I won’t leave you hanging and I’ll spare the details; I made it back down. I was only a few minutes late to their session and we had a great time.
This family was so sweet. I loved that they had a wall full of family photos! Big sister was still warming up to her new baby sister, but I was determined to get a sweet shot of her and her baby sis (it’s at the bottom of this post!). We worked hard for a few of the shots, but it is worth it. Every. single. time.
Are you expecting a newborn baby? Send me a message via the contact form on the contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you!