Well, school has been in session for about 3 weeks and as is the yearly tradition, it was time for school photos. The mom doesn't like the ones taken at school very much and she really doesn't like the prices they charge, so once again she asked me to take them.
She didn't have to twist my arm very hard. These two, as their older brother, are so used to me taking their pictures that they totally cooperate and do whatever I ask. They even have some suggestions of their own. And the fact that they like each other makes it even easier and more fun...
So we drove down the road from their house to an historical site. I didn't really have high hopes for this place, but we didn't have much time and I didn't want to go too far. The first thing I noticed was the wonderful stone wall that is actually the foundation for the small building that once served as a general store at the Erie Canal lock.
So we used that as the background this year. It was also serendipity that it was an overcast day. The light was beautiful and I didn't have to deal with harsh shadows and bright sun in their faces.
This was one of the last shots I took of the two of them together.