Back in March I was contacted and asked to take photographs during a family gathering that was to occur in May. The gathering was taking place to celebrate the birthday of the Mama of the family and the images were to be a gift for Mom. I knew very little about what to expect when I arrived at the location, but was put immediately at ease when I met the family.
A few words come to mind as I reflect on this family: welcoming, engaging, happy, loving, adventurous, and kind.
I love having the opportunity to spend time with different people and to catch a glimpse into a world that is unique to them. As much as I hope my images are a gift to them, the gift is also mine.
Just as I was leaving to drive to this shoot my phone beeped and my “Story of the Day” from Story People arrived into my email. I almost deleted it, thinking I would never use it, but I got sidetracked. As I drove home from the shoot I smiled as I recalled Story People’s words and realized how perfectly they fit for the birthday girl of the day.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday, J! The enthusiasm and life that came from you was infectious. I think these words fit you perfectly. . .