Erica is a MOPS friend of mine. She’s cool, calm and collected, all of the time…and she has four kids! This woman has patience and I wish I could steal some from her.
Her cool, calm, collected and patient demeanor was tested during her “Mommy & Me” portrait session…and she did wonderfully! We had cancelled and rescheduled her session twice, so we were both determined to finally make it happen. Thunderstorms were in the forecast, but Erica decided to push through. Minutes before her session was to begin, she texted me from underneath a bridge on the interstate – they had to pull over because the rain and hail was so bad. At the same time, the sky at our house had turned navy blue in the distance. Were we going to have to reschedule again!?
The Smith clan hopped out of the car with smiles and no fear! We made our way down to the woods and began shooting immediately. And we worked quickly. The navy blue skies got closer and rain droplets had started falling. Thankfully, due to Erica’s stellar demeanor and organized, well-behaved kiddos, we were able to bang out a ton of good pictures! Before the rain…
Love these smiles from mama and her boys!
All four kiddos! Check out Colton being all swagger-ish, putting his hand in his pocket.
Isn’t Erica just beautiful??
We added dad for a few portraits, too!
Look at that sky!! This was lingering over us…until it opened up and poured!
Our final few dry portraits!
And then it poured! The seven of us took shelter under a blanket in the woods. I hopped out for a quick moment to capture this adventure!
We thought the rain was going to stop, stepped out from underneath our shelter and it began pouring again. Erica decided to embrace it and get some pictures in the rain!
What good sports, right!?! Erica and the kiddos happily laughed and screamed back up the hill. They were soaked and the session was over. But they embraced the situation and made me feel so much better about the unfortunate weather.
I know if I would have been the mom in that situation, I would have been flustered. Worrying about the rain, about getting wet and worrying about our pictures being ruined. But Erica didn’t see it that way at all. She saw it as an adventure with her kiddos and a unique way of making memories. Erica, you’re a rockstar! Thanks for coming to Garrett County!