Will and Sarah are currently living in Ithaca, which is a place where you trip over waterfalls and do not want to learn how to drive a standard. Roads have 170 degree turns and are pitched at 80 degree angles, with water dripping down mossy rocks in parking lots and roadsides. In Rochester people have a variety of nice locations to choose from but in Ithaca you could choose pretty much anywhere.
Will and Sarah chose Treman State Park, which is one of three state parks in the area.
This is the warm up waterfall, right next to the parking lot.
Jenna is 11 months old (maybe 12 by now?) and was a joy to work with. She thought I was reasonably funny, which is a plus, and couldn’t yet walk (aka run away).
People often ask how long a photo session takes and my answer is usually that the kids let us know when they’re done. Jenna was a trooper and lasted the better part of an hour.
We hiked down the path a little ways and then off the path to this spot where there was a rock jutting out into the stream with the bridge in the back ground. Some of these bridges and rocks washed out in a storm last year but have since been repaired. Taughannock state park had dried up because of the drought but Treman still had plenty of water.
Will works in IT at a Cornell University library and Sarah is working on her PhD in economics. Jenna is clearly the love of their lives.
Jenna did an incredible job, then she was done.
But even in her done-ness she stole the show.
Thank you so much Will and Sarah for sharing your beautiful family with me!