I plan out all of my sessions ahead of time, and boy did I have plans for Owen's session. I had a clear vision in my head of what I wanted to do. Minnesota went on lockdown for lack of a better word, so we decided to shoot with everyone inside and me outside, shooting through the window.
I knew this would be challenging. It was something I'd never done before--shoot an entire session from outside through a window, but I was so so excited for it!
And then the session came, and I arrived at Caitlin and Seth's house, only to find that there wasn't enough light at that time to shoot as far in the house as I planned on. Sometimes plans don't work out. I'm used to this now after working with families with younger children--sometimes nothing I planned works out and I have to adjust and go with the flow as things are happening, so this was no different!
We instead opened the front door, and I shot through the front door. Was this ideal? Heck no! It was absolutely killing me not to be able to shoot in Owen's nursery and not to get up close and get those detail shots. But nothing is ideal this days thanks to COVID.
After shooting indoors, we stepped outside to grab a few shots out on their front step. We had to work quick though! It was pretty chilly out, and Owen was already getting cold.
I feel terrible that Caitlin and Seth didn't get the newborn session they probably expected when they booked. I expressed that to them as I was packing up. Seth replied saying, "Nothing is what anyone expected it would be right now." I think it's easy during this pandemic to feel all alone--those words reminded me I'm not alone, and that we all have had to give things up and give each other grace during this crazy time.