I didn’t realize it right away, but this year when I flew out to Ohio to visit my sister-in-love and her sweet family, it was almost one year to the date from our last Midwest visit together. And our last fall family session! This time around, I got to fly out with my hubby, Luke, and I packed my camera in his carryon backpack “just in case”, hoping that I’d have a chance to update the Witt family photos and capture the growth and change that a whole year can bring.
A few days into our visit there, Kara and I took the girls and drove out to the P. Graham Dunn property, complete with warehouse, factory, and INCREDIBLE showroom styled perfectly with Magnolia-esque ambiance. We spent literally hours walking around the building and dreaming of places in our homes to add the pieces we loved so much! While we were exploring, we had the brief and very excited thought, “Maybe they would let us shoot a family session in here!”. We ended up asking the manager there that day, and she gave hearty approval, telling us we could photograph inside, outside, anywhere on the property we wanted!!! We couldn’t believe how kind and generous they were, and started planning our return trip and 2017 fall family session right then and there!
Our P. Graham Dunn portraits ended up taking place both inside the showroom AND outside on their expansive side lawn lined with fall trees and warm sunshine! If you haven’t seen the Witt’s 2016 fall family session, you should take a look at that first so you can see just how much these three sweet + sassy girls have changed in the past year!
Let’s start inside the building first, and then we’ll end with the outside part of the session and all that golden Midwestern light! ???
And now for allllllll things FALL! ???