Smiling upon the plains and bathing the mountain peaks in that golden glow, the morning light has a different feel. It's eager, radiant and envelops the entire world...just like a toddler in the wee hours of a new day. Yes sunrises are so much like a two-year-old. You aren't exactly sure what that first light will bring but you are certain it will be spectacular, unexpected and most certainly capture your attention. I absolutely LOVED getting to do a recent summer session not too long after sunrise with a fantastic family near the foothills of Boulder, Colorado.
Often with toddlers they bring their A-game first thing in the morning. They aren't exhausted from their great big job of constantly figuring out everything about the world. They are eager to explore but seem to appreciate the quieter time on the trails. As I met this beautiful family and their absolutely adorable little boy, Brooks, I knew immediately that our time together on the quiet trails and among the cottonwoods and cows would be special. How? It was apparent in all they did and how they were together as a family. I could see instantly how much they love their little boy. And the feeling was reciprocated tenfold. He was eager to say hi to the passing doggie hikers, investigate tiny bugs and marvel at the beautiful blooming chicory, knowing that his mom and dad were right there experiencing it all with him. His beautiful eyes beamed with happiness when he watched his parents and it was easy to understand why. Brooks knows that as far as parents go, he has two of the best! Thank you so much for walking among the wildflowers and grasses at the base of the foothills on a beautiful summer day made even brighter by your family being there.