Happy Spring, People!!!!! We decided to change it up a bit for are Spring Mini Session this year and find something that truly says Spring for your family photos. What better than Cherry Blossoms... right?! We thought so too, and with Branch Brook Park having more blossoms than Washington D.C. and being right in the fine state of New Jersey we figured let's give it a whirl! Well what a whirl it turned out to be, where do we even begin? When we originally scouted the location it was early in March. We found a great little spot with a bunch of trees and a parking lot right there. Perfect, we were so excited. Fast forward to April 7th... NO Cherry Blossoms! Crap! OK... Rain Date it is! Then April 14th rolled around, gorgeous day, everything in bloom, we were stoked :) Excitement turned into terror when we arrived 45 minutes before our 1st scheduled session to find that it was actually the day of the festival! Here we were, in bumper to bumper traffic, looking over at the parking lot which was now a sea of white tents and all surrounding trees being obstructed by throngs of people. It was a serious frenzy!!! We were frantically communicating with our first victims (Thanks Courtney!), and hoping we would be able to find a spot that was less than a mile away. Luckily, we found a spot we could work with, got everyone to find us (thanks for dealing with our unprofessionalism as we had to actually answer the phone during a couple sessions!), and got great results! Sometimes when you step out of your comfort zone, you're just standing there outside your comfort zone, lol! I can't say we'll be headed back to Newark any time in the immediate future, but in the end we are SOOOO glad we did. Thank you so very much to all of you who came out and dealt with the (unexpected) craziness, hopefully it was all worth it and you are as thrilled with the end result as we are! You can bet your a$& we'll be checking schedules and trying to avoid festivals from now on! I guess it's time to stop rambling and let the pictures speak for themselves! Enjoy!