I think most women gravitate towards black when they are feeling…not so thin, have no idea what they want to wear, or have zero time to think of what to wear. Basically, it’s a no brainer, yet it’s a total win pretty much every time!
All that said, I almost threw in the towel on this shoot before it ever even happened…
A) The minute we set all our crap down I heard a snap. My hair tie broke. Mom bun down!!! Did I have a spare in my ginormous beach bag? Of course not. So, I tied my hair in braids (every 5 minutes…) And for those of you that have naturally curly hair. You know that there is NO just leaving it down if you haven’t showered. No…I hadn’t showered yet. haha. I knew we’d be needing a shower after the beach, so why bother? 🙂 Thankfully I had been straightened it a few days earlier, which made it behave a liiiiittle better 🙂
B) Maya was feeling a little off (edited to add, she was getting sick). I kept asking her if she wanted to find sea glass (no, thank you), balance on the log with me (no thank you), play “chase me” (no thank you), go run on the beach (no thank you). I’ll admit, it was nice of her to be polite, but ugh.
C) It went from overcast and chilly to totally sunny and HOT in about 5 minutes. That all black being a win every time? Not so much. I was sweating like a pig.
But…for F’s sake. I lugged all my camera crap down there, so I was taking a few pics! 🙂 But…then she came around! One of my favorite things is how enthusiastically Maya runs in for a hug! hahaha Um, dramatic much? At 40 lbs, I think the days of me throwing Maya up in the air are numbered. But…I’ll keep trying as long as I can, and as long as my back lets me 😉 Because she freaking loves it!! And, I love hearing her laugh and say “Again!!!”And, she’s OFF!Seriously…every 5 minutes. Rebraiding or retwisting my hair into a bun. I even stabbed a stick into it to try and make it stay.