the E family | mother's day mini sessions | albuquerque, nm, family photographer

Sometimes, photography is really challenging.

Sometimes, you plan a beautiful session out in a lush green field, only to realize that the field is overrun by bugs and ants, and the children are all screaming and no one is happy.

Sometimes, you create a vision in your mind that--when applied in real life--ends up looking extremely awkward and unprofessional.

Sometimes, you schedule photos with a friend you haven't seen in over 10 years, only to wake up that morning and realize that the forecast is calling for rain...all. day. long.

This was one of those "sometimes."

Melissa and I go way back--to October 2001, actually, when I first started waitressing at Chili's. Melissa was my trainer, and I was her lowly trainee. ;)

But we have kept in touch over the years, and when I planned this last trip to Houston, we were able to make our schedules work for a family photo shoot.

I was so thrilled to see Melissa and meet her family. I was so thrilled to take gorgeous photos for the wall of her home. I was so thrilled for a lot of things.

And then it rained.

And rained and rained and rained.

Thankfully, we got a lot of good photos. But admittedly, not as many as I wanted. So when I return to Houston in the fall, I am hoping Melissa will take me up on my offer for a re-shoot. I still have too many images in my head of her beautiful children sitting on an old quilt in the sun, or she and her husband sharing a sweet moment with their children in front of the camera.

So today, I will make my advanced plea to the rain gods--when I am in Houston later this year, I'd like sunshine only, please.

Oh, and no humidity. ;)

Thanks again, Melissa! It was so good to see you, even if I did look like a wet dog. Lol.

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