In the nine years that I’ve worked with Ingrid, Allyson, Miles, and Lydia, we’ve had pretty good luck with weather, except for maybe once where we braved some drizzle at the Audubon. Waiting in the car for them to arrive at Popham a few weeks ago, I was legit worried. The wind was whipping so hard that the car was shaking, and I couldn’t imagine how much worse it would be down on the beach. I can tell you with complete sincerity, that it was much, much worse. Like, top two windy photography days ever worse (hey Valerie and Ryan, I’m looking at you!). It was one of those days where the sand smacks you in the face, and the wind just about blows you over. But you know what? Despite the crazy wind, this session was in-cred-ible. The smoke from the west coast fires reached the east coast on this evening, making for a super warm, hazy sky, and coupled with the wind and the moving sand, we felt more like we were somewhere in the desert than on the coast of Maine. It would have been SO easy for these guys to complain their way through their session, but instead they embraced the evening for what it was, and we had the best time capturing the sweet and the silly moments, perfecting dance moves and cartwheels, and capturing the awesome personalities of this amazing family. And oh, that rainbow skirt. 🤩 I can’t thank these guys enough for always being amazing, but especially this time around, and I am so excited to share my many favorites from our incredibly cool night at Popham.