The J Family introduced me to an amazing new location that I am sure I will frequent for shoots going forward: The Mansfield Hollow Dam. The place was breathtaking. So serene, and seriously no end to the settings/backgrounds! We walked down a little path until we came to a body of water that I'm told is excellent for kayaking on. Their little guy threw a stone at the water and when he saw it land on some ice, thought it was a great idea to run in after it! The edges of the water were not frozen, so he took a nice, brisk, mid-afternoon, mid-December dip! He was the epitome of a trooper though, and with a little love from mom & dad, and some distraction, continued the shoot without any problem! (luckily his clothing really didn't soak up the water, so don't worry he was not dripping wet the whole time!!) We had an awesome stroll around the place, and I cannot wait to get back to this location for my next shoot!