I remember we quickly grabbed her play engineer's hat as we were walking out the door, to shield the sun from her face. I remember his blonde curls bobbing up and down the aisles. She alternated between picking for the basket and picking for her tummy. He just sat down and ate berries. That was 3 years ago and the start of our yearly strawberry picking tradition. They were just 4 and 2 years old, and it was the first time their parents had picked their own strawberries. Now look at them at 5 and 7 (on the left, above)!
After sampling the first berry three years ago, and realizing that only store bought strawberries were bitter, I was hooked. For the last two years, we've brought friends along for the fun (no, we don't have twin blondies!).
Since it was unseasonably hot when we picked strawberries last year, we went to the farm as soon as picking was announced this year. To me, spring doesn't begin until we've picked some strawberries. And, we chose the perfect day for us to pick berries, for the kids to run around outside in the fresh air, and for me to photograph everything.
Now it's time to make all the strawberry shortcake and jam!
In every one of my photo sessions, we pick an activity for you to do to make your session especially fun and your photographs extra meaningful.
You know what would make the perfect spring photo session? Yup, picking strawberries.
Shoot me an email before all of the berries are gone!