Oh hot damn!
Everything about this session was fire - fire charred field, burnt yellow dress, blazing sun, smoke, and a gorgeous mama! Chelsee is a family and newborn photographer based in Redding, CA. When another photographer approached me about shooting this dress and we got Chelsee on board - I knew it was going to rock!
We were supposed to shoot this a couple weekends ago, but the devastating Carr Fire that is currently ripping through Northern California put a delay on our shoot. It was heartbreaking to see the devastation it has caused. This burned field in Red Bluff, CA was caused by a fire a couple months ago. It was close to town and some folks did loose some property.
I always try to see the beauty in a location. It doesn't always have to be green to be pretty. The contrast of the colors on the charred backdrop, along with the golden morning sun - it was absolutely perfect for this shoot.
I like to call it "New Life Amongst the Devastation".
Thank you Chelsee for coming out and braving the lenses of a group of photographers. You brought my vision alive and it was pure perfection! Little Tuck man was so adorable and has some seriously awesome dance moves!
Please keep everyone affected by these crazy fires in your prayers. So many folks have lost everything. I cannot even begin to imagine what they are going through.