Wednesday, November 25, 2009

More reasons to give thanks.

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of meeting my good friends Kori, Dave and Max Colangelo at McConnell's Mill and nearby Cheeseman's Farm to take some family pictures. It was an absolutely gorgeous day to be outside...60-ish degrees and blue skies...the kind of day you wish would last a week. Just perfect. The Colangelos are wonderful guinea pigs - up for anything (as in, 'Dave, run as fast as you can back and forth in the field to see what Max's reaction is' and 'okay, now climb through those tall weeds and let's see what the light looks like'). On top of being open to public humiliation, they are down-right good people and even better friends. Here are some of my favorite shots from the morning - I had to leave out the wonderful family pictures in case they are needed for the Christmas card - can't spoil the surprise, right!?

Kori and Max.

Kori has a sweet habit of holding Dave's hand like this.

I'm a sucker for chubby cheeks!

I wish I had a video of Dave throwing Max into the air - Max LOVES this game. Heck, I love this game!!!

Future gent.

View from Mama's shoulders

I love watching the interaction between Dave, Kori and Max. Their joy is contagious!

Walking down the lane at Cheeseman's Farm.

Covered bridge by the mill.

Thanks for the fun day, you guys! And to everyone else, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  1. Susan,

    These photos are absolutely fantastic. Thanks for including us in your blog and using us as your guinea pigs.

  2. Somehow I ended up on photographers blogs to blog to blog and some of them were so fabulous...but they have NOTHING on you! Great, great, GREAT shots!

  3. These are FANTASTIC! I love the hands one especially!

  4. Dave - a million thanks to you!

    PB's - you were always my favorite :)

    Catherine - thanks for the comment, I like the hands too...there's something so intimate and sweet about a picture of hands together, isn't there?