among the apples / by Ashley Brown

One of my favorite parts of my job is hearing the stories of all of the different families I photograph. Sam and Lucas were adopted from Guatemala and into the homes of two very loving, wonderful parents. It was a joy getting to meet them and photograph their unique personalities. We started at home, which is where my favorite images often are created. I love these quiet moments that are so indicative of childhood.

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We then headed out to Gould's Orchard for some autumnesque images. Even though I'm at orchards and farms frequently during the fall, I never tire of it. There are always interesting places and objects, beautiful old barns, and of course, the long, gorgeous rows of apple trees.

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When you have toddlers and you are striving for that perfect family shot, I am the first to say I am not above a little "encouragement". Who wouldn't be happy when they knew cider donuts were in the near future?!

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Thanks, U. family, for introducing me to your handsome little fellas!