On the radio today, they said this was the 4th coldest winter — EVER! (Or at least since we started keeping track.)
To be honest, there were a few weeks in January and February that had more cancellations than appointments! We had a few days where we might as well have been closed, because no one was getting out. (If we didn’t live three blocks from the studio, I might have stayed home too.)
Luckily, there is always lots to do, even when everyone postpones their portrait session due to a Polar Vortex. Of course, Portrait Sessions are LOTS more fun than getting this year's taxes in order, or filing stuff, or alphabetizing the old bills… and some Portrait Sessions are more fun than others.
Here’s one that was downright hysterical.
This is our good friend Noah, who is a member of our Kids Club. Today was his First Birthday Session, and he brought his friend Bear. After some more formal poses, Noah got comfortable in his diaper, hat, and bib, and we had some cake.
Lots of First Birthday Sessions end with a “smash-cake”… but often, our one-year-olds merely look at the cake, or take a few hesitant tastes.
We believe he ate at least HALF of the cake — it was hard to tell for sure, because so much of it was spread on the floor and between his toes… but a lot of it was un-accounted for.
No matter where the cake ended up, Noah’s mom, grandma, and aunt — not to mention Jill and I — were laughing our heads off throughout the session.
What a great job I have!