Magical Woodland Forest Shoot

This shoot makes me want to have every shoot in the forest.

We were there early in the morning, so the forest was a private setting, and the sun was just rising, so we had a gorgeous golden glow and streaks of sunlight between the trees.  At certain times, it looked like it was possible for a glittery fairy with a magic wand to appear from afar and swirl around us.  The place felt magical.

I love the setting, but even more, I love working with The C Family because they are cool and fun, and they laugh at my jokes.  😉  And my jokes are usually pretty bad, so this means they are VERY polite!  Tim and Jenny have worked with me for several years, so they understand the importance of “good” light, which meant they were open to moving again and again without hesitation.  And their kids are just delightful.  Madeline has infectious giggles, Matthew wrote my name out of sticks, and one-year old Marissa has fuzzy hair and is a good sleeper.  <3

Enjoy this magical Woodland Forest Shoot…


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  1. Always beautiful, Annie!
    I love the line of focus in photo 4, and I am now realising this is part of your signature.

    • Ooh, so interesting, Melissa! What is my signature… a shallow depth of field? Photo 4 is the girl giggling, right? 🙂

  2. You did it again, Annie, these are fantastic!! I am looking at them on my phone and can’t wait to go home to see them on a big screen!!

    • Glad you got to peek at them, Jenny! But yea, you’ll need to see them on a bigger screen! That first photo TAKES MY BREATH AWAY (as do many of your family photos — you’ll see what I mean when you view your gallery!) I would love to have a huge print of that framed and hung up in my livingroom. I may need to do some Photoshop work to your image to have my family’s heads in it. KIDDING!!! 🙂