Over the past few weeks of this Fall of 2014, I have had the pleasure of photographing many beautiful families around Asheville. It has been lots fun and a great learning experience. As much as I love shooting landscapes, portrait photography allows me to be creative with my camera in many different ways. I wanted to write about and highlight some special images from a photo session I did with one of my favorite families on the planet, The Andersons. The greatest part about this session, besides quality time with this family, is that it allowed me to combine my passion for both landscape and portrait photography.
Soon after we moved to Asheville in 2001 my wife and I became close friends with Ray and Laura. They are two of the nicest and most fun people you will ever meet in your life. Their family has grown to four with the addition of their two beautiful children Ada (8) and Levi (6). Laura approached me with an idea about wanting some photos with her kids in beautiful pumpkin patch at Grace Episcopal Church in North Asheville during the day. We then tossed around a few ideas about a full family shoot somewhere for sunset and to capture the gorgeous fall colors and hopefully a beautiful sunset. Laura mentioned to me that she wanted an image of her family with the classic back drop of the Blue Ridge Mountains and their ridges flowing in the background. I had a plan immediately.
We would start in the North Mill's River Recreation area and take back roads up to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Fun on the bridge in MIll's River.
Once we arrived up to the Parkway we saw this and knew we were in good shape for a magical sunset.
We ran out of light.
I had a blast capturing some memorable moments for this family and cannot wait to do it again soon!!