a big thank you...

I have been meaning to write this post all week...
I just wanted to say thank you to Hannah (the model, top photo) and her mom, Lori, for traveling up to Maine for the photo shoot last September. I so enjoyed meeting you, Lori, and it was such a pleasure photographing you again, Hannah.

This was the first shoot of a few for Anthology 2 and the light that day turned out to be bright and shiny. Not at all the gray, overcast day I was hoping for. But, we made it work by hiding (in the morning) behind a giant rock, which turned out to be a the primary location for the rest of the shoots. The afternoon was just as sunny and instead of hiding in the shade, I decided to get right out there in the thick of it and make the most of it. After all, these were spring/summer pieces—the sun turned out to be a perfect touch to the Simple Pleasures spring / summer images.

And, I have to mention that Hannah brought some of her fantastic wardrobe with her and we styled both shoots that day completely with her clothes. Thanks for that, Hannah!

Oh, yes, and I was so pregnant! 34 weeks to be exact. I love that photo Hannah took of my belly and the Lori Light shawl. It's so fun to think, now knowing Sigrid, that that's her there in growing in my belly! Amazing.

Anyway...thank you, ladies. And, thank you to all of you who have supported Madder this year!

ps: Check out Vibeke's blog for some fun giveaways! Today is my Camilla Shawls pattern...