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Sunflower "Princess" Session in Lititz, PA

As August winds down and we relish in the late sunsets, sweet corn, and beautiful sunflowers, I can't help but feel those late summer blues. As much as I look forward to fall and the change of seasons, I always feel a hint of sadness as another summer closes.

If you had asked me in high school what my favorite season was, I would have undoubtedly said summer. There's something about summertime as a child when you have time off to just be in nature and explore. Sunshine, tanned skin, tons of local produce, and so many journeys to the ocean. As I began working more in my adulthood, summer kind of lost it's appeal. But I still feel nostalgic for those late summer drives with the windows down and no destination in mind.

My daughter has really blossomed this summer. She is funny and smart. She is sure of herself and everything she sees is a new discovery. In less than a month, she will be 2 years old and I can't believe how quickly the time has passed. I wanted to have a little photo session with her to capture her joy and the summer abundance in our county.

We love Disney movies and it's so fun for me to pass on the movies and characters that meant so much to me as a child down for her to experience. Late summer sunflowers always make me think of Pocahontas and when we drove past this little patch on our way home one day, I knew we had to take some photos there.

Coincidentally, this weekend's full moon is the Blue Corn Moon! You’ll want to get outside and gaze up for this one because it’s the first one we’ve seen in five years and we won’t see another one until 2024, says The Weather Network. This particular full moon is called the Blue Corn Moon and it’s the third of four full moons we can expect to see this season, according to The Weather Network‘s Scott Sutherland. The Blue Moon is usually called the Sturgeon Moon, but according to Sutherland, Indigenous communities refer to this as the Corn Moon, just like in Disney’s Pocahontas. In a typical season, we will only get three full moons, but in the rare event that there are four of them in one season, the Blue Corn Moon makes its appearance.

So, here is my little princess relishing in the summer sweetness.

I have so many more leading lady Disney-inspired photo sessions in mind! This is our 3rd "princess" to replicate and I think I'll consider it a series. I'm going to call it the Casual Princess Series. Which leading lady would you like to see us do next?

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