I almost titled this post, "Shooting the Chaneys," but I thought that might not be as funny as it first was when it crossed my mind.
"Shooting," in this case, refers to the photo session we had when we were in Illinois last month. Last year for Mother's Day I asked for family pictures and we had a really good experience with a local photographer. This year I wanted to update our photos and thought it would work out well for us to do a session at home.
A friend of mine suggested her friend, Jessica, who was really flexible with my indecisiveness and flip flopping on dates and times. Then the task was to decide on a location. Jessica mentioned downtown Belleville, which I thought was somehow funny since it was one of the first places that popped into my mind. I used to live in the historic district, right off of Main Street, and it seemed appropriate to take pictures in that area since it is so recognizably Belleville.
Jessica was super sweet and fun to work with. She was amazing at keeping up with Addie, who was running and exploring all over the place. Taking photos of an energetic, busy two year old on the sidewalks of downtown was a bit challenging, but she did a great job. I am glad we chose that location but I do think next time we'll choose a more laid back setting where Addie can really run around and do her thing.
There are a few more photos on my Facebook profile.
I am thankful for a fun photo shoot!