One of the things I value in my friends is a sense of playfulness and the ability to let loose. This was highlighted late in a November weekend when I had a client that needed to reschedule a shoot. Luckily for me that day, a dear friend was spending some time with her canine companion in a nearby park. Seeking company, I drove straight to her for some late afternoon friend time. After tossing the ball around with her adorable pup for a bit, we decided to grab a light dinner somewhere.
Armed with the desire to create, a longhaired dachshund and a sense of humor, we headed to a favorite watering hole in the Nulu neighborhood of Louisville. A cocktail later was all it took to inspire us, and the magic naturally started to unfold.
Since winter is upon us, twilight is around 5 pm in this part of the Midwest. instead of wasting that precious, enchanting light, the three of us decided to recreate a family session with their furbaby as the star. The results were lighthearted, happy, and fun.
Moments, and even entire afternoons like this are so important for me. Slow down. Have fun. Connect. Love with abandon. Don't take yourself too seriously, and most of all, find those people that you can be your quirky, genuine, messy self with.