So, I live in Basel, Switzerland. Although it is very pretty, a good size, cultural, close to a number of great transports and on the border of France and Germany it doesn’t have the a-typical mountains and lakes that you think of when you think of Switzerland. I distinctly remember flying in for my interview over 4 years ago and feeling quite disappointed. Well, lucky for me, I have great clients that do live in those idyllic mountain retreats. My computer told me it would take 90 mins, so I allowed 2 hours. I had my detailed map printed, packed the car and off I set – at a very early hour. My first hour of driving was in the dark still. I like those kind of drives.
I was headed toward Schwyz and got the impression I was no longer on the right road. The scenery around me was amazing. I took the opportunity to take a snap and call my photo-ready family to get back on track. This is what I was surrounded by:
Seconds later a *huge* bus came steaming by and covered me head to toe in icy slush. It was very cold. And wet.
Brush self down and get in the car for a U-turn and hopefully a quick rest of the journey. I was an hour late and experienced my first ever sliding car on ice. In the end this worked out quite well for my supermodel as it allowed her a little nap and she was on fine form. Thank you all for being so patient with me. I really should get myself a GPS.
I had a great time and want to just say that I also thoroughly enjoyed both listening to the strumming of an acoustic guitar throughout our session. There is one talented daddy here. Sleepy Eddie James. So, here are a few images from the shoot:
Those gorgeous big eyes:
I’m a big girl mummy, let me read you a story:
Finding her tickle spot after a little snack (and a beautiful mummy/daughter moment):
And one of the family in their lovely Swiss home. Can you see them up there on the balcony?