I have to say that I am a lucky girl in that I get to work with so many amazing people. But sometimes I get really lucky and meet someone who I just click with immediately. Lori was one of those people. Maybe it was because we are both moms to twins? Or share the same hair stylist? Or maybe it is that we seem to have a similar sense of humor. Regardless of the reason, from the first time I talked with her on the phone to the time that we actually met for her session, I felt like she was someone I could hang out with and share a glass of wine!
We decided to take pictures at Davis General Store between Huntersville and Charlotte because it had some interesting architecture and was located along some dead railroad tracks. Pictures along railroad tracks seem to be quite popular, but can be dangerous (not to mention illegal), unless the tracks are no longer in use. Her kids had a great time coming up with places they wanted to pose, so I just went with the flow and snapped away.
When we arrived, Lori asked me what I thought of having the kids tie her up on the railroad tracks for her Christmas card photo! How unique is that?!
Her card featured the following picture along with a note that read: “Dear Santa, We can explain!” Now do you see why I think this woman is fun?! I love that creativity and sense of humor.
Lori’s daughter was the fashionista who coordinated the styles for our session. They started off in those gorgeous chocolatey browns, and then used my mobile dressing room (aka: my mini van, Bessie) for a quick change into some lovely charcoals. I think this 11-year-old has better fashion sense than I do! She definitely had an eye for color.
We finished up our time together with her friend, Gary (also known as the supplier of the rope for our railroad picture!).
Thank you for such an enjoyable, relaxed morning! I can’t wait to get together again!