Stevens Family Carillon Park
Mrs. Stevens wanted to get her Mother in Law a wonderful birthday gift that she knew she would truly appreciate and called me up for a big family session. We spent MONTHS planning it, a beautiful spring saturday in April when a family wedding would bring everyone in town. We picked a lovely park in Kettering that has rolling hills, trails and beautiful woods. We hoped the tulips would be in bloom but knew we might miss them. We envisioned green trees, brightly colored clothes and the newness of the air that only spring can have.
Ohio, however, has a funny sense of humor. The date came closer and closer and Ohio teased us all winter with a an almost temper tantrum of weather ups and downs. Sixty one week and twenty the next. Rain, Snow, tornados, etc. April came closer and closer and the weather seemed to be leveling out in March.
One week before our session, we got what we didn’t even know we feared; Snow.. SNOW in the second week of April, not only snow, but COLD COLD blustery snow and twenty degree weather. We just couldn’t catch a weather break. While scrambling to find a new spot indoors, I opted to network with other photographers in the dayton area for ideas. Since I’m from the Dayton area, but don’t shoot down there much, i was alittle out of my element in thinking of alternative locations. Finally an idea spawned; We opted to go the Carillon Park and check out the Center for Transportation and the Carousel.
The kids has a lot of fun checking out all the trains and riding the carousel. Thier Parents loved reminiscing about times they had been there before with all the kids. All in all despite the weather, we all had a great time.