November 27, 2013

More than just family portraits

When Life Gives Us Lemons…

Whenever we plan an engagement, wedding or portrait photo session, the first questions I hear are, “What if the weather changes?” My answer is always the same, if there is a problem than there is a solution! If you live in Chicago, you must know that it is summer one day and is snowing the next.

For me, I think I first learned this lesson when I was a child growing up in Colombia.  My mom always told me that when life gives you lemons, you have to make “limonada!”

This past October, I was taking some photos of my friend’s baby shower. I love the way they get creative when hosting a party because they like to plan every detail -theme, flowers, cake, desserts, party favors, and most importantly they like to do everything themselves which makes everything even more special.

The photos were really important to them and also for me since my wife and I consider them family. For me, it was an opportunity to see how capturing the moment with photos can really say more than just words.

Just as I arrived to the baby shower it started to rain and they had to move the party inside the house. It was a big deal because everything had been planned to be outside.  Thankfully, they were so happy to celebrate the baby shower that it wasn’t difficult for me to persuade them to go outside in the rain to take some family portraits.

After a short walk and lots of rain, we captured one of my favorite moments of the day. I call it “The Baby Showered”.

Family Portrait session in a raining day. A baby shower in orland park, illinois

Family Portrait session

I may not be able to plan every single detail, but one thing I know for sure is that I know how to make great “limonada” when life gives me lemons.



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