Over the years we’ve lived at our home, my husband has had fun planting various different things in an area across from our house which was formerly a weed patch. It is a corner patch where our driveway curves and is mostly behind some growing evergreen trees. In the past we’ve grown pumpkins, squash, and watermelon there, and have planted barley and buckwheat to have a fun grassy area. Recently I asked for a wildflower patch, and we thought this corner would be the best place to try it out. This is the first year the flowers have bloomed, and it has been so much fun to watch different flowers spring up over the weeks. My favorite was when the whole patch was covered mostly in blue flax flowers with an occasional yellow, pink or orange bloom popping up.
It was against this beautiful backdrop that I was excited to photograph Maddie and Marek. Maddie with her bright pink sundress and Marek with his cute little white shirt and tie were perfectly at home in with the wildflowers. Maddie enjoyed smelling and picking the flowers and soon to be one-year-old Marek was fascinated with walking amongst the tall plants.
Because the flax only blooms in the morning, this was a morning session. The sun was a bit high in the sky and made for some harsher lighting than I generally like, but we made it work and I think the final photos turned out great. Thanks, Maddie and Marek for playing in the flowers with me!!