A REAL Prince Charming – Newport, Rhode Island Family Photographer
When Annette contacted me earlier this year I thought I had died and gone to heaven! She sent me an email inquiring about doing a themed photo shoot with just her daughter and husband featuring a Snow White and Prince Charming idea. Seriously? She had me at themed shoot! I love something a little out of the ordinary and as we spoke on the phone we both got more and more excited about it. Our only issue was the VERY brief time frame that we had between when her husband was coming home and leaving again and crossing our fingers that the weather cooperated with us.
We were so incredibly fortunate that the weather was just beautiful the morning of the shoot. We ventured on the shoot in the beautiful Southeast Botanical Gardens where Annette knew there was still a carriage set up from the holiday light set up. The day could not have gone any better for us. PS – let’s hope they have some beautiful areas like this in Rhode Island!
I definitely wanted to include some details to fully embrace our theme. My neighbor had a perfect basket and the commissary (military grocery) happened to have some amazing apples that week as well. If you have been to an overseas military grocery then you know what an unnatural phenomenan this actually is! And Annette was a genius and was able to grab some gnomes/dwarfs from our 100 Yen store before the shoot as well.
I have to stop here and say what an absolute gem and trooper Annette’s husband was during this entire shoot. He arrived back on island the previous evening at midnight and got up early the next morning to do a shoot for his wife and daughter. He also put on his dress blues, which is amazing to me considering most Marines reserve this STRICTLY for November and USMC ball time. During this entire shoot with 3 females telling him where he should stand, sit, hold, etc. he did not complain one single time. Seriously, not a sigh, huff or squirming. Now THAT is an awesome dad and husband and a real Prince Charming!
Thank you so, so much Annette and Jason! This shoot was phenomenal and will always be one of my favorites!