Of all the crazy, outlandish things that we get to do here at TWP, a session at home on an ordinary day is by far my very, very, very favorite thing to do. The significance is rich and the truth in the surroundings and relationships are unequivocal. I love peeking into the real lives of people and getting to know them through photography.
So far behind on blogging! Check out this sweet little fella! He's grown quite a bit since his last session, hasn't he? One might say, "he's growin' like a weed". ((((wink wink)))
Dear, dear friends of mine who have gigantic hearts, wild imaginations and enough guts, elbow grease and ingenuity to pull off the impossible. I love this family.
Before I die, I want to not only see this entire family ski at one time, but I also want to photograph them doing so.
I was super excited about this session for many reasons...1. I just L O V E the family. Do you remember them? Here's a link to their Life, Actually a few years back. Grab a box of tissue for this one! Being around them is always enough of a treat, but then getting to meet more of them? I was pumped to say the very least.
We were chatting in our planning session and it turns out that there is a long history of professional show skiers in their family. Actually...her mother married her father because their parents thought the way she had to climb on him to create a pyramid while on skis was inappropriate. Do you love that? The history and the significance this session had was almost too rich for me! I couldn't get enough of the stories and memories they shared.
The 2nd thing I was so excited about is that we had planned to do a generational pyramid...as in everyone would be on skis
at the same time
behind one boat
in a pyramid
That will happen one day. Unfortunately it couldn't for various reasons this time.
The old boats, old skis, the house the grandfather built, the summers spent here, the mere fact that everyone in the family skis and it's part of who they are, the memories being created still today...the whole thing. Just the whole darn thing. Loved it. Want to do it again next summer!!
Sometimes I joke that I only have a business so I can meet new friends...like this one.
What a sweet friend, Christina is! She's wildly....WILDLY creative, has an unbelievably great business mind, she could easily show that P90X Tony a few things and have I mentioned that she is mastermind behind the always scrumptious Cootie Brown's Key Lime Pie?! I could go on and on and on about how fabulous she is, the list is longer than I have time for right at this very second.
I'm crazy blessed to get to know her and her awesome family!