It’s 70 degrees in Minnesota. In March. MARCH! Most years we’re still covered under a thick blanket of white – the sun warming the earth to a mild 40, and, if we’re lucky, a warm, southerly breeze. But 70 degrees is unheard of. I, like many of my Minnesconsin brethren, have been trying my hardest to soak in as much vitamin D as I possibly can….chances are by next week it’ll be below freezing and threatening to snow. That said, on Wednesday afternoon I decided to take Thursday off work – A respite from the cube farm and a chance to surprise my girls with a Family Fun Day. Outside! Moments after my time-off request was approved I got the itch to shoot a sunrise session. To finally make it happen. You see, every weekday morning I drive to work through the prettiest light, and I always, always wish I had someone to shoot. I wish I could pull the car over and squeal in the golden, morning goodness and click my shutter over, and over, and over again. On Wednesday afternoon I got sick of wishing. After all, dreams don’t come true simply because you sit around and dream them – you have to chase them. Take chances and leap. You have to go….do.
I put a call out to my friends – A cry for someone who was willing to be up at the crack-of-dawn and in front of my lens. My new photog friend Jenni and her husband Kyle volunteered just as I thought my last-minutedness would foil my less-than-best laid plans, and I am crazy thankful to them. They. Are. Stunning! Jenni’s fiery red hair and Kyle’s ability to work.a.camera proved to be exactly what I needed that warm, summer like morning. Exactly what I had envisioned.
And then some. Here are a few of my favorites from our shoot:
Cheers to crossing wishes of lists, to basking in golden sunlight, to falling in love-again-and to new friends.
Look at that boo-kay! Nice work, Athena.
You’re right, the light was beautiful!! Probably helped that you had 2 gorgeous models with you! How fun! I see a few more sunrise shoots in your future…. :)
Yay! Ohmygoodness Athena, I LOVE them! You are simply amazing girl!
BEAUTIFUL! I wish I could have been apart of this. ;) But her long red hair is so so pretty. xo.
so lovely! way to make things happen. that’s what i’m all about. :) my favorite are the ones of them sitting and then the ones of her alone. so beautiful athena!
Eeeeek! The end :)
Yay! Purple, yellow, teal, blue and a red head! Also you are amazing.
Holding out over the weekend to see this today was worth the wait. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; your eye is amazing. It looks as though all the aspects of this last minute shoot came together nicely. Next…please? I’ll wait patiently. ;)
Love the shot of these guys laying on the ground!