Some days, even in July, the sun hides behind big dark clouds all day long. Some days I have photo sessions planned, with sun dresses and big grasses, families with picnics packed, braids in hair, ready to let their love shine through that gorgeous golden light that happens at the end of a long summer day. And some days, the sun breaks through those dark clouds and bursts out just in time for our session. (Some days those clouds burst into downpour forcing me to reschedule my session, but I prefer not to think about those days!) This was one of those perfect last minute surprises. Let's just be superstitious for a second and say it had everything to do with the fact that I was photographing a kid named Lux. I mean, seriously, how could I not have perfect light for a girl who's name means light. And perfect light it was. And the location, oh the location: a trail along the Willamette, where they love to take their dog for evening strolls, picking sweet pea flowers along the way, and ending at an old train bridge covered in colorful graffiti art. Yep, I was pretty much counting my lucky stars every single second of this session.