I have to admit, I spend 95% of my days talking about “When I live where the palm trees grow”. I say that I won't really miss having four seasons and that I could totally have a pumpkin on my porch right there next to my palm tree on an 80 degree day and be perfectly content with that being the extent of my fall season. I know I could be happy if I never saw snow again in my life, and the coolest I'd like to feel is about 65 degrees no less. But, there is one thing I absolutely love about living in New Jersey that I would miss, and that is when earth awakens from winter. It's not quite warm enough for bugs to be eating us alive, and it's not so cold that you can't go outside for a few minutes for an extraordinary photo shoot in locations that you can NOT go the rest of the year. This photo shoot is one of the very few sessions I can fit in during this awakening season. It's a short season, only a few weeks really. And I absolutely get every client on my calendar out into these wild places that become off limits all too quickly here with our insect population. The fields no longer look like this and will not look like this again until early next spring. The photographs I get to make in these few weeks always make the top of my joy list. For this family, we began our session at Rainbow Farms in Galloway New Jersey. They are friends with my husband and they made special arrangements for us to start our session there since it was still rather chilly outside. They are amazingly kind to let us create art in their greenhouses. (Such a nice feeling to be so warm inside with the flowers, hahahaha, see why I can totally live where the palm trees grow??) I loved the colors here, the lines and the sweet greenery, something we New Jersey residents hadn't seen in 5 months at least. Love love love. After we were sure we had our greenhouse shots, we went to my second favorite location in Galloway NJ, our neighbor's flower farm. The tall grasses are a dream. You can't get within inches of this in summer unless you shower in deet. The grasses get mowed down to make room for peonie flowers. I love when I catch the chance to shoot here before the farmer, Wolfie, mows and burns the fields in preparation for spring. This whole session makes me so happy. I am a bit behind on posting, as usual. Lol You should see the fields now, they about to burst open big pink and white balls of peony love. Kinda like this momma here, she is due any day now too! How perfect. :) I hope you enjoy!