Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. Or as hoped. But when you take a breath…it somehow all works out!
On Tuesday, my youngest and I were driving through a thick fog on our way back from the library. There weren’t any particular plans for the day–no urgent errand, no meetings, no school–and it occurred to me that it might be the perfect day to scope out a new shooting location I’d had my eye on.
The more I thought about it, I figured we’d better wait until big brother got home from school. It would be great to have some photo time with my youngest, but it would be AMAZING to get them both in on the action, right?! And it had been foggy for hours, so surely that wouldn’t change before school got out…
Wyatt and I walked to school to get Nolan–and wouldn’t you know it? The wind picked up and blew that gorgeous fog right out of existence! We walked home and I told the boys about my plan to dress them up, take them to the park and “picture them” (that’s what my kids call it). They thought it was a good idea! Fog or no fog, when my kids are actually excited and on-board for a photo session, it’s go time!!
So we’re dressed, we’re at the park and there’s still no fog. “It’s cool,” I say to myself and shake it off. “We’ll just have a fun few minutes here with some photos and I’ll scope it out–it’ll still be great!”
And then I turn my camera on and see the blinking icon that indicates my battery is about to go out. Reaching in my bag to pull out a spare is fruitless–they’re all at home. I can tell you that in years of shooting on location, I have never stranded myself without a spare battery! Super frustrating! But I do a Taylor Swift and Shake It Off again.
And I’m so glad that I did! Because in the short 15 minutes we spent at the park, I was able to capture the essence of my boys having fun. Laughing. Being silly. Being brothers.
So even though it went nothing at all like I planned, it seems to have all worked out 🙂