Sunflower mini sessions. Oh, my heart.
The universe always aligns in the most majestic of ways for sunflower mini sessions. Last year, we were blanketed with a week of 70-degree weather at the beginning of August right as the flowers started to open.
This year, with the unbearable heat and unusual rains, the flowers bloomed nearly three weeks earlier than the farmer had originally predicted. At first, this caught me off guard.
And then I had to laugh.
In my world, the sunflowers were right on time. The fields literally started blooming in the middle of an extremely difficult time for me. Again. Another dose of darkness and fear; heartache and pain. But the sunflowers bloomed. Early. Of course they did.
I wasn't ready. But, they were. Bright and tall, full and open. Those flowers drug me out of my darkness, into the light, and surrounded me with some of the most extraordinary people I have ever met. My precious clients.
They don't know it but, my clients saved me a few weeks ago.
In the most unpredictable and beautiful of ways, photography always saves me.
It was a record year for sunflower minis.
93 children. 86 adults. 5 evenings. 4 fields. 73 hours of work.
One completely humbled, thankful heart.
Until next year, you magical little sunflowers.