A final trip down memory lane today with the last family portrait session from my visit back home this fall. As I mentioned, photographing people from my past is special because it reminds me how I got to where I am today.

I met Susanne when I was in my first Broadway musical. Okay, it was hardly Broadway, but it felt like Broadway to me at age nine. Susanne, myself and a couple of other kids were part of the kids chorus in a production of Finian’s Rainbow. I am pretty sure we all got the roles because our piano teacher was the music director of the show. After that production, even though I froze up and failed to say my one line on opening night, I was convinced I was bound to be a star—or not.

Susanne is now a wife to a firefighter, a mother of three beautiful little girls and two Newfoundlands. Just as I was heading out the door to her session, I eyed the wagon my brother and I used as kids in my mother’s garage. The minute I saw it I knew it was time to reclaim it. It is the perfect prop for any family portrait session. The best part, I even managed to squeeze it in the car to get it back to Boulder so I can use it more in the future.

Chagrin Falls Family Portrait Photgrapher - Casie Zalud Photography

Chagrin Falls Family Portrait Photgrapher - Casie Zalud Photography

Chagrin Falls Family Portrait Photgrapher - Casie Zalud Photography

Chagrin Falls Family Portrait Photgrapher - Casie Zalud Photography

Chagrin Falls Family Portrait Photgrapher - Casie Zalud Photography

Chagrin Falls Family Portrait Photgrapher - Casie Zalud Photography

Chagrin Falls Family Portrait Photgrapher - Casie Zalud Photography

Chagrin Falls Family Portrait Photgrapher - Casie Zalud Photography

Chagrin Falls Family Portrait Photgrapher - Casie Zalud Photography

Thanks for a great session and years of friendship. It is so fun watching your family grow.