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Finn turns 2! // Alexandria, VA

When I was pregnant with Finn, we went to see Coldplay. When they played the song "Yellow", I felt very emotional (typical prego) and super connected to Finn in that moment. The song felt so powerful. After Finn was born, this continued to feel like "our song". Finn also loves the song.. but who knows if it is because he heard it live (slightly muffled), or if he just likes it. I'm not sure what the lyrics really mean, since Chris Martin doesn't seem to even be sure. Regardless, they have a powerful meaning to me.. or at least bring me back to the time when Finn was a tiny baby growing in my belly… and how much he has grown! Here are a couple of my favorite versus below. Full lyrics are here.

"Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah, they were all yellow.

Your skin,
Oh yeah your skin and bones,
Turn into
Something beautiful,
You know,
You know I love you so"

The first series seen below was taken at one of our favorite playgrounds, right near an overpass/bridge that we love to explore. The next two series below were taken at a marina near our neighborhood, along the Potomac River. This is just an example of how you can incorporate color into your outdoor photo sessions, even in the dead of winter. And you can still pull the effect of the warm, golden sunlight when you backlight the subject in that precious hour before sunset; "Golden Hour".