Doug reached out to me at the end of 2021 to discuss planning a special session for his wife and family for their 20th wedding anniversary. He purchased a gift certificate to present to his wife at their dinner celebration and she was surprised! Their daughter, Hannah, is in high school and they've never had family photos taken!
We worked together to pick out a location that means a lot to them. They are all avid hunters and outdoors people and decided on Middlecreek Wildlife Management Area for their photos. It ended up being the perfect spot. I did have a little panic when I arrived though.
When I got to the parking lot, I got out to check out some potential photo spots (like I normally do on arrival). I saw what looked like a fur hat that somebody left behind by the picnic table. Upon closer inspection, it was a baby skunk! The skunk was seemingly dead but as I approached it, picked its head up and looked around. I about jumped out of my skin. We continued to keep an eye one the little creature during our whole photo session and even had a little scare as it sauntered over toward our cars. Luckily, by the time we were finished taking photos, it had made its way over the hill and far away from us. You never know what you'll find at your session, haha!
Photos taken May 8, 2022
Tasha Skye Creative is a family and portrait photographer & graphic designer based in Lancaster County, PA. Capturing authentic people in a bright and bold way.