After feeling like I was in a funk for a couple of weeks, just tired and unmotivated, I finally had a rush of energy this weekend when I realized this was probably the peak of the autumn color and soon there would be no leaves yet. So I made a commitment to photograph the next three weekends for both portraits like I share here and nature to make sure I had no regrets when the leaves all fall.
This image was taken on a path I had been eying for a while just waiting for leaves to change. And they did and it was better than I even imagined. The dancing pose with the full skirt shows clearly the joy I feel being in this beauty. The dress is one from the Opera sale. The skirt is amazingly flowy which was perfect for this shot.
Below are two other images I took in the beautiful color that was this weekend in Naperville.