Yesterday was a picture perfect mid-summer day. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and the temperatures outside rose to a steamy eighty-seven degrees. Instead of kicking back poolside with an ice cold frozen drink, I headed off to Lock 12 Historical Park in Cheshire, CT for a day of photographing autumn portraits. Because, while it felt like mid-July, yesterday was the second day of autumn. As soon as autumn hits, the countdown begins to get those portraits updated in time for the holidays. In my humble opinion, autumn is the best time for outdoor portraits in Connecticut because, frankly, autumn is the most perfect time of year. Around here, the leaves are starting to change and the sun is beginning to dip, and everything is starting to take on that golden autumn glow. So grab a mug of hot apple cider (or a pumpkin spice latte if that's your style) and let's talk about yesterday's mini-sessions. I had an amazing day photographing so many friends and new faces. I was inspired by the enthusiasm and happy vibes that every single family brought to their mini-sessions. Because of that, I have to send out a HUGE thank you, thank you, thank you (!!!) to every family who joined me yesterday. You are all my favorite, and you all make me love doing what I do. And without further ado, scroll on to view a few of my favorite images from yesterday's mini-session event... If you missed out on this event, never fear! I will be hosting another mini-session event in October! Stay tuned for more information.