When deciding on a location for this photo session, I took the cold weather into account. I wanted a sheltered spot to protect us from the wind so I convinced this little family to meet me at an intimate little trail located in the heart of Stratford. Little did I know I had brought them to a trail that was rich in memory: once the mother’s playground as a child and now her children’s playground. The trail housed a twig fort that the boy had made with his friends. He was so excited to tell me about it, who could play in it, and how we could play in it. His excitement for his fort was contagious and wore off on his little sister… She was determined to get right in there too.
I love it when kids can be kids and I can capture them in their element. Amen to outdoors, forts, trees, twigs, and children’s creativity… Naturally, it lends itself towards some stills with character and beauty!
“When we treat children’s play as seriously as it deserves, we are helping them feel the joy that’s to be found in the creative spirit. It’s the things we play with and the people who help us play that make a great difference in our lives.” –Fred Rogers
Thank you for letting me in on your ‘special’ trail folks. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and hope these stills will be extra special knowing memories are housed in the surroundings as well.