I know what you are thinking “adventure photographer”? So, you went on some epic hike through a forest or climbed a giant mountain. Well, no, not exactly. That is not entirely possible with a just turned 3-year-old and a 5-month-old energetic pup.
Let me be honest, I haven’t exactly felt very “adventurous” since becoming a mother. Hello, being a mother is an adventure in and of itself. So, when my amazing friend Heather approached our little family with an adventure photography prospect. I was taken aback! We got to talking, and she explained that an adventure does not always have to mean something perilous or exciting. An adventure can simply mean a unique activity or experience.
Fast forward to planning our first “shoot” together. Heather reminded us to pick an activity that was normal for us as a family. We choose a stroll down one of our favorite walking paths in the city. As the date approached, I continued to worry text our kind photographer, and she always replied with a thoughtful and genuine answer. When the day of the shoot arrived, we all instantly felt comfortable because for us it was just another “walk in the park”.
The day came to view our photos! Almost more exciting than seeing the finished product, was watching the passion practically dripping from Heather. This is truly the great love of her life, the time and energy that she puts into planning the day, staying in contact (both before and after), the editing and then the presentation of the photos, is second to none. I cannot wait for our next shoot!
*Tips: These are personal tips I learned after our first adventure photography session. If you have small children, bring extra activities so they don’t get bored. Bubbles, sand toys, etc. Also, bring water and snacks because no great adventure needs to end with a dehydrated crew!