It’s always so wonderful to work the the Harnisch family. I have shared a lot of their major life events with them. That is one of the most special parts of this job! I captured their engagement session, wedding, maternity photos, newborn photos for Hudson, and then two family sessions. For the last session they made the trek to Colorado for a fall session in Fort Collins. This time I headed north for these Wyoming Vedauwoo family photos.
This was a very memorable session…the weather was a little bonkers! We watched the radar like a hawk all day long, but we decided to try for it. They live close to Vedauwoo and kept reporting the weather there. Thankfully the weather was tolerable during the actual session, but it looked as if this was a winter photo shoot and not a summer one LOL. The ground was covered in hail, it looked like a blanket of snow. And I thought the weather in Colorado was crazy!
Every time I have shot near Laramie and drive past Vedauwoo, I always thought it looked like a cool place. I was happy to accommodate the Harnisch family when they suggested it as the location for their session. I wouldn’t drive that far for just anyone, but I love these guys! Mr. Hudson was like most toddlers and just wanted to play and explore rather than sit and smile for photos. We got a lot of candid images, which I loved. It’s great when parents can embrace and enjoy these candid moments too. I know so many people want picture perfect family photos for social media, but these authentic, unscripted moments are so important to remember too. Hudson insisted on wearing his favorite rain boots too. No fights from Katrina and Brian over his outfit. Good job mom and dad…letting your kid be his true self during this fleeting time!
This candid moment is definitely one of my favorites from the Harnisch’s Wyoming Vedauwoo family photos. Tickle fight…so cute!!
Thanks as always Harnisch family! I can’t wait to work with you again when baby #2 arrives this summer. I am incredibly happy for all of you 🙂 Speaking of expectant couples, tomorrow on the blog I will be sharing another epic maternity session from the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Check back then…it’s a good one!