First up, the Allen family! I met them through friends of mine, for whom I had previously taken photos of their baby girl. It's the highest of compliments to get referrals! On top of that, I've become friendly with this family now; it's always nice to expand my local circle of friends.
When they arrived, baby Zoe was still asleep, so we took the opportunity to do a few couples photos. The light was absolutely perfect, and I fell in love with this shot.
Then, just a couple of weeks later, I was finally able to schedule with another local mom. Her youngest daughter and mine went to preschool together, and we'd been trying to schedule for a bit. But with 4 kids, her husband's schedule, and my travel schedule, we weren't able to get together until mid-November. Sadly, we didn't have the nice warm light that I had at the previous shoot, but we did have 4 fun kids and some lovely autumn foliage, which still led to some great shots!