I love taking photos of families. I love meeting new people and learning about their stories. But occasionally I miss the moody, contemplative images that especially make my soul sing. In general, people don’t want me taking images of them in high contrast, moody light, not looking at the camera or smiling, and with specialty lenses. Thank goodness I have 4 kids to practice that with! I love the soft, blurry effect that a Lensbaby provides and I took my kids out to an impromptu picnic at Kitchens Beach and brought the camera along. The skies were lovely and stormy, and the contrast of the pop of Lucy’s dress, the dark skies and soft Lensbaby effect just give this such a dreamy feel. I’m kind of in love with it!