Joanna and Nic’s affection for their little girl was apparent from the first few frames of this photo shoot. We met at Garfield Park and walked around the field area, eventually ending up in the quiet woods of a small nature center. Joanna is expecting a second child, and the Merrills wanted to document this time in their lives.
As an unexpected bonus, Nic owns a Hasselblad. He casually asked me if I would take a few frames with it at the end of our shoot, and I gladly agreed. This is not the typical camera one totes around in their car. It turns out Nic studied photography and used to shoot weddings on film with a few of these cameras.
In the end, the rain held out, we walked the wet grass barefoot, and I drove home feeling refreshed.