This past weekend's photo session is being brought to you by the number three! Mr. Colton (aka Mr. Shy Guy) turns three this autumn and I was given the honors of photographing this fun milestone. Colton's mom, Kelly, wanted the perfect, fall like background for their family portraits. She suggested the Blair Mountain Bed and Breakfast.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, this beautiful Bed and Breakfast is located in the countryside of Dillsburg, PA. Rated as one of the best Bed and Breakfasts in the Harrisburg area, it is the perfect location for an outdoor wedding or any special event. Adding to the already charming bucolic setting, the rustic red barn (one of the main features of the property) also provides a colorful backdrop to any photo session, especially our Autumn themed session.
With the location decided, the next part was deciding the perfect accessories for our session. To make this day extra special, I brought a few props: a basket of mini pumpkins, colorful leaves, and a 2-foot styrofoam cut out of the number "3". Needless to say the number "3" was the piece de resistance of our photo session! Similar to most toddlers, we only had a small window of time for Colton's patience and good humor for photos. Luckily for us he is motivated by mini marshmallows, fruit snacks, games of peak-a-boo (with my awesome assistant), and a Mickey Mouse toy camera. In the end we managed to get a bunch of genuine smiles, and even a devilish grin! We may even have a photographer in training!
Many thanks to Kelly, Scot, and Colton for not being afraid of getting a little mud on your shoes, trampling through the shrubbery, and having me take pictures of your beautiful family and many thanks to the Blair Mountain Bed and Breakfast for allowing us to frolic around your Inn to find the perfect shot. Enjoy the lovely photos from this tranquil, rustic setting!