Loving that fall this year is actually taking its sweet time. On a regular basis here in the midwest, it was common thing for it to be 88 and sunny on Friday around the end of September or early October and then by Monday—BAM 40’s and raining for two more days before we were in full on snow patrol. It’s happened several times. I don’t know about you but I haven’t even put up my swimsuit or flip flops until near Halloween. I need some mental prep, a couple pillow weeks to cushion the runny noses and red Starbucks cups that are in route.
I’m a transition season person, always have been. Spring and fall are where its at for me. I love the newness, the open windows, the getting stuff out for the season ahead, the cleaning (yes, the cleaning–I’m an organizer) and everything in between. I am not so much a fan of the seasons that seem to get longer every year. If I didn’t LOVE Kansas City so much, I’d be on the first moving truck to California or something.
This year, has been super perfect for those of us who need that slow spiral into ice kingdom. That is what we got. So needless to say, MUCH family sessions have occurred. This one in particular is one I am so grateful to see. Instantly loved mom & dad, they remind me of some of my husband & I’s friends. Down-to-earth, sweet and easy-going, their darling little person is just the same! Mom and I had a blast going throughout these over coffee, we Skyped dad in on these which was pretty new and fun!
We had some beautiful sun and a cozy little “secret” area I love to use before heading down to a little creek on the other side of town. We had a request to use a very special prop as grandpa had passed not too long before this–his hat. Mom told me that her dad wore that hat everyday for as long as she could remember, was a beautiful hat in perfect condition. It made me think back to my own grandpa and the hat he wore, it was gray and had a thin brown leather belt around it. He looked so great in it. I love using photos to honor and remember someone.
Its a memory you can hold in your hand to remind you of the memory you hold in your heart to honor the person God holds in Heaven. And this person has a fantastic little grandson, I love him to pieces already!
Meet the Spence Family!