Rylan’s Fifth Birthday | Greater Philadelphia Photographer

There is nothing like a bright sunny day after a ginormous snow blizzard. Everything is made a little crisper, a little more brilliant, and there is this quality of purity in the air that only exists when things are just waking up from a hibernation. It’s definitely a lovely day to be out and about (within reason :)) and especially to celebrate a birthday! Rylan (who is turning five), and her pup sibling Grisley, and I go out for some snow fun/fight in the lovely (though still chilly) sun. Here are some snapshots that capture our morning:

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Grisley loves the snow. He loves it and treats it like water ice, and never forgets to save some for later.



Rylan’s hands are cold, so I give her my fingerless gloves. I think they are a good fit, don’t you?



Poor Grisley might have lost out in the snowball fight.



But they are still good friends.


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This sums up what happens when you ask this cookie to smile.



If you’re lucky to snap one, though, she’s quite a young lady.



If you’re not so lucky, well, it’s still worth it for these shots that are so telling of her vivacious personality!



If this were a movie scene, this, below, would be the 80th take.



I think I finally got it down…



…for both of them 🙂