Here in the mountains, the wind blows. Sometimes A LOT. It’s not ideal when that happens on your photo shoot day, but beautiful, authentic portraits can still be made. No, not every hair is perfect, but hey, life isn’t either, right? I was chatting with this family after the shoot and I said, “Don’t worry. I just needed to capture that tiny moment when the chaos calmed down…even if it was just for an instant.” But then I realized that was a whole lot like parenting, don’t you think? Being sure to hold onto those sweet moments? Well, regardless of the wind, we had a beautiful evening, not too cold and before the fires of late July and August begin, with a gorgeous family full of smiles.