Sitting here in a downtown Barrie coffee shop, on a delightfully warm summer day, thinking about how cruel it is that we only get a few warm months of summer weather. Don't get me wrong, I love all the coziness that fall and winter brings, but summer days - that's the good stuff. When you can simply walk out the door in the morning without calculating how many winter clothing items you'll need to pile on. When the long humid days slowly fade into the evenings, when you hear the neighbour kids playing tag in the street, when you can smell the musty yet delicious scent of rain on the horizon.

Summer is a great time to effortlessly capture family photographs in Simcoe County - bare-foot kiddos are encouraged and the location options are endless. Fields, parks, beaches, forests...I could go on.