The Midcoast is one of my favorite locations to photograph and Wiscasset Maine is one of my favorite little villages in the area. The “O” Family hadn’t had a portrait taken of their family in some time so they called me up and I made my way up to their home one freezing cold day. Mom and I had made some plans for locations to photograph and the kids obliged their mother’s requests despite the freezing cold temps. The trick to faking it is to alternate between jacket and no jacket, taking turns in front of the camera with family members, jumping in your car to warm up, or if you are at home, running inside for a snack and warm up before heading back out for another round.
The first part of the session was out front in the wooded yard for the formal part of their session. The kids froze like a true Mainer does. Not so much as a peep and they smiled and snuggled together (and then promptly put their jackets back on).
OF COURSE I had to include a picture of their goats! I think goats are these weird (and super fun(ny)) creatures with their square pupils and their incessant need to be King of the Mountain.
After a quick warming up we all bundled back up for another round!
Aaaaaaand, chickens. I miss the days when I had a bunch of barred rock hens frolicking around in my yard, keeping the compost pile aerated, bathing in the dirt, and greeting me at the front steps every day. When the kids asked if they could have a picture with each of their hens I couldn’t say no. I get it. If my husband didn’t love pavement as much as he does, I would live on acres and acres of land with trees for neighbors and chickens clucking all around.
Got chickens? Need to update that family portrait from 10 gajillion years ago? You know what you need to do.