This photoshoot started like any other. We decided to move it up a few days to beat the rain that was coming in the forecast, but thankfully had it far enough along in the week that lots of the forest fire smoke had dissipated. We started over at my usual field and did most of the shoot there. Then we decided to just pop down by the water on the way home, and I’m SO glad we did! There was enough clouds in the sky from the impending rains to create drama (even if it did rob us of golden hour in the field), and there was enough smoke in the sky to colour it pink. And to make the end of the shoot even BETTER, the family didn’t care at all that their toddler plopped right down in the river, overalls and all! Letting go of your idea of the “perfect photo” is often when the magic truly happens. PS – zero Photoshop was used with these skies!