Oftentimes family sessions can be a bit of a crapshoot when there is rain in the forecast. Some families opt to reschedule, while others brave the wet weather. The Doherty family were one of the ones that just went for it, in spite of the damp conditions. When we arrived at High Park, we took a look around for some tree cover, and found a whimsical little spot in behind the Grenadier Cafe, where adventures ensued … watching a hawk gracefully glide from branch to branch, seeing through a child’s eyes the joy of letting a beetle crawl from one hand to another, racing through the long grass and balancing on a giant downed tree trunk. It was a memorable way to kick off the busy fall season … they brought the cozy knit sweaters and smiles, I brought the camera, and together we made some magic on a rainy first day of October.