Just when I thought the whole ‘I’d like to raise chickens’ idea was properly squashed…Korey brought it up again last night.
Korey: I’m going to call a guy I know who raises chickens…I’m just gonna see how much work it really is.
Me: Ummm, what?
Korey: I just think it would be so awesome to have fresh eggs everyday…and the kids would love playing with them.
Me: Are you joking? We don’t even eat eggs very often…and the kids are not going to play with chickens…hello, bird-flu?
Korey: You wouldn’t even have to do anything…maybe you could just collect the eggs in the morning…and put the chickens back in their pen before your customers come over for a session…I know~ you could sell the extra eggs to your customers!
Me: (eyes bugging out of my head) We are not getting chickens…chickens are a gateway animal…before you know it, I’ll have goats & cows on my porch.
Korey: I wasn’t going to mention the cows yet…I thought we could wait a year or two for that.
Me: Please stop talking.
What’s happening in my world? When I met Kor he used to wear Purple Girbaud jeans, basketball jerseys, and listen to 2 Pac (while still maintaining his white boy from Buffalo image). Now it’s all Carhartt pants, true value work shirts & Toby Keith. I did not sign up to be a farmers wife. So help me, if anything more exotic than a yellow lab shows up in my yard…shiz is gonna hit the fan. Today he actually called me to tell me that he saw a sign for ‘Free Cute Goats‘ on his way to work. Maybe chickens are the least of my worries.
Allrighty, back to Minneapolis we go for another family session…This was such a sweet family~I love them! We had beautiful & warm (but crazy windy) weather this day, and the color around Cedar Lake was perfect! Whenever I meet clients at a location I’ve never shot at before, I like to arrive early and scope out some good spots to shoot in. I found an ideal little nook with perfect color and lots of shelter from the wind. I went back to my car to wait for the family to arrive. Just as they pulled in, a huge school bus drove up & parked in front of me. No less than 45 high school kids poured out of the bus…and headed right for my perfect nook to work on a science project Oh well, we made it work in a spot nearby!
I had to include this next picture of the family…their dad was totally into the whole ‘portrait taking‘ experience Apparently, he’s kind of a big deal in the music industry…which REALLY made me wish I had cut a demo of myself singing…I would have slipped him a tape during our session. I’m kidding, I don’t sing…I just wanted to use the phrase ‘cut a demo’…it felt good.