Oh, man. I am SO glad this sweet, sweet family was the one that got the worst of the mosquitos during a Wyoming mountain photo session! I mean, I’m never happy in that situation, but it did mean that 1) they were going to make the best of it, 2) I got to see them twice in 2021!
For our first session near Laramie, I thought I’d found a great spot. Tons and tons of gorgeous lupine, perfectly green aspen leaves. You know what else loves summer rain? Mosquitos. Swarms of mosquitos.
I grew up in southeastern Montana, near the confluence of the slow-moving Tongue and Yellowstone Rivers. Irrigated farmland. Standing water everywhere (well, until last year, thank you climate change). And mosquitos that would bother even the most hardy Alaskan. So I have a fairly high tolerance for the stupid things. But this evening was miserable and unmanageable for all of us, so I told them we were going to cut our session short, but that I was giving them another session in the fall, free of charge.
Thankfully, the mosquitos were non-existent for our second Wyoming mountain session, and the color was at its absolute peak! I’m so thrilled I got so see sweet baby E twice, and am very grateful for this family’s patience and flexibility! Thank you, Rachel and Tyler!
Thinking about your own family session in the Wyoming mountains? I’ve put together a post with some of my tips for a summer family photo session. And don’t worry – I now carry bug spray in my car at all times!