There is something so completely magical about the growth and changes a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly.
I know my kids everyday fell a little bit more in love with these creatures.
I wanted this release to be perfect experience for my children, filled with adventure and wonder. The day prior to the release we went for a walk to find the right location for these creatures we raised and fell in love with. We were so lucky that we happened on this location where there were already so many species of butterflies happily fluttering around. We knew this would be our butterflies new home right away.
I am so fortunate that my husband humours me and joined in on this session, while I edited these photos my heart was so happy looking at all my favourite people filled with wonder as these little creatures moved into their new home.
The most magical part for me was when my son was given one butterfly who’s wings were not quite strong enough yet, and he gently held this little butterfly and quietly sang to him for quite some time.
If you want to have your spouses do a session but you know they aren’t keen on getting their photos taken then a lifestyle session like this that just captures the parents interaction with their children. This is when the magic really happens in my opinion.
Also to follow up, we have returned to this location several times since and have on more than one occasion spotted our butterflies flying around enjoying the sunshine. So magical.