Have you ever heard that expression, good things come to those who wait? Well, I hope this family feels that way! This family has been waiting and waiting to see their images! Way back in the spring this family bid on one of my donated sessions at a Gala hosted by The Epiphany School. The family won a senior session for their son. To make it even more exciting, this family is not local to New Bern. However, they live in Cary, very close to where I grew up. After speaking to mom on the phone it was discovered that we had actually met years ago through a mutual friend. I am never ceased to be amazed at how small the world really is. Anyway, we planned and planned. We decided on a beach session, set a date and then waited.
The big day finally rolls up and so does a lovely thunderstorm. Ugh! We would have to reschedule. No worries though. We decide to try again the next day and I promise to call and check on the weather before heading down to the beach. The next day rolls around. It is sunny and bright. I call and get a clear report so I set off. As I get closer and closer to the beach I begin to see some dark gray clouds. Surely it won’t rain though. I make it to the location and although it appears a storm is coming we press on. I’m glad we did because we got this fantastic image.
Shortly afterwards, the thunder, lightening and rain begin. So, it is another few days before we try again.
Seems the third time was the charm however. Our third meeting gave us warm weather and sunny skies. We explored our location some more and captured some great images. I love this one.
We were even able to head out to the beach for a bit. I must confess though. As we were shooting these images a little black rain cloud followed us out to the beach. We even got a little scare when a giant clap of thunder sounded off when we were near the ocean. See those lovely clouds down in that image? They weren’t really quite like that. I had to work a little magic on the image. Who wants a lovely image of themselves standing on the beach with stormy gray clouds? I like the blue sky and white puffy clouds much better. What about you?
After the thunder scared us away from the water for a bit we headed towards a few dunes. And, because I love a good close up, I captured a few images like this.
Last but not least, I had mom tell her son one of her memories of him as a little boy. You see, I have two boys myself, and I already can tell how fast time is going. Putting myself in this momma’s shoes was easy. I wanted to snap a picture of the two of them together. I know all too soon senior year will be over and this young man will be heading off on the next stage of his life’s journey. I didn’t warn her that she would be in a picture because this picture isn’t about how pretty her outfit is or how beautiful her make up is. The image I was going for was about her relationship with her boy and I think this picture about sums it up.
Can’t you see how this mom feels about her boy? I love it! And, I hope she does too.
So, my dear, sweet family from Cary- I am sorry you had to wait through three different dates to get your images done. On top of that, I am sorry you had a bit longer of a wait to get your images in a little sneak peek. What I didn’t reveal is that in the midst of trying to get this post ready and the gallery up, my hard drive failed. After all these years of working on a computer it was bound to happen to me once. Luckily, all my image files were safe and sound in two other locations. What wasn’t so safe and sound were all my programs. So, after a week of having no computer, I finally got my machine back and began the process of putting all of my programs and other helpful files back on. So, yet again, this poor family ran into a delay. I hope you have found this little peek to be worth the wait. There are many more images heading your way this weekend!