merriment in the mustard

This is Marie.

She's the daughter of some friends and a classmate of my son, Jake. Marie's father is Mike, a general contractor who owns MLR Construction Services. Her mother, Angie, is Marie's personal assistant and chauffeur. Marie has a sister named Liesel, but she's kind of a dog.


Although the mustard had a late start this season, it is now plentiful throughout the valley.  The valley floor is covered in a layer of vibrant yellow.


I've had this shot in mind for a couple of months but couldn't execute it until there was enough mustard.  I found a perfect patch near my home.  I had envisioned it with a blonde in a yellow sundress, but I just couldn't find anyone who was available.  Then my wife suggested little Marie, and here's what we came up with: