I was so excited to photograph this gorgeous family! Look at baby Ian’s little face! So stinking cute! We met downtown Little Rock, in hopes of getting a couple shots near the H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden, their wedding venue just a few years ago. When I first pulled onto the road I was like “Holy Moly, it’s packed down here today”…and then I saw it. About 30 people in line to take a photo in front of the gate (and countless others crowding the sidewalk around it). Unbeknownst to us, we had scheduled our photos on the date of the ATA World Expo (Note to self- check for this kind of stuff in the future!). So our chances of shooting at the gate were looking pretty grim. But they were such troopers! We made the best of it, and got some fun shots of the family and puppies (fyi, wrangling dogs for family photos downtown is not for the faint of heart!) across the street, before we snuck to the back of the gate for our photos. I felt a little guilty, hoping the crowd out front didn't think we were cutting in on the photo line. But it was nearly deserted in the back! So, we ended up getting our gate pics after all!
It was great to meet you guys, Smith family! Hope we get to work together again in the future!