The first one.
It's totally wrong in so many ways. I mean, you can really only see one persons face and really, you can't even see her that well. There are tons of imperfections with this image.
But for me, the intimacy of the embraces, the kisses, the inspection of mommy's necklace...this moment as a family... all tied up in one little bundle...it's just beautiful to me.
It's really difficult (for me) to put words on something that just "feels" good, this shot is one of those. Love it. Love the others, too. This family makes everything wonderful.
Hey, it's part of life. Babies just aren't happy all the time. Now, from a mommy's perspective, potentially....I would imagine....I would be a little freaked out if it were finally family picture day and my baby were upset....just as a hypothetical scenario.
HOWEVER, because my passion is photographing fleeting moments in life and relationships, fussy babies totally fit the bill. See, it's not about the baby crying, it's about what the family does to console him. It's precious and makes me melt in a little puddle.
Welcome to the newest graduate of our Growin' Like a Weed Progam!!!
This is one of the coolest elements of what I get to do for a living...
AND NOW....Happy Birthday, sweet boy. :) I've loved growing with this family in Max's very first year of life. I'm ecstatic about watching him continue to grow through the next stage of life....the wonder years.
all in the family | April 24, 2012
This family is precious. I believe that tells you everything you need to know about them, but in our current day of too many words and adjectives, I'm compelled to go on about how wonderful they are and tell you how we met.
My friend called me one day and told me that one of the kids in this family spends several months out of the year in the hospital. Day in, day out, not leaving those 4 walls. She thought it would be fun (&special) for them to have pictures made of their entire family if we could arrange to do it in a season where everyone was well...and together. So that's just what we did. To say we had fun doing it is a colossal understatement.
Learning about what families endure and how they respond to difficult situations in life never looks like what I think it will look like. People blow me away with their faith and gratitude for what they are given every day. Meeting people like this family, touches my life and inspires me to want to be a better person. It's beautiful. They're beautiful. Today is beautiful.
This session is chocked full of nature-al things - water, fire, wind, stone, organics.....
laughter, relationships, love and goodness.
What a wonderful idea to bring their couch and firepit! By brining these elements into their session, they created a comfortable and familiar place for them to be together. Then the magic just begins in front of the lens. Right, Amber? Magic. :)