Relationship: the way in which two or more people regard & behave toward each other. Relationships have been on my mind lately. The way they work, who’s involved, how they make you feel, why they matter, & basically how important they are. While I love getting the perfect family portrait of everyone smiling & looking at the camera I really love capturing the heartbeat of the relationship – the quiet moments, the silent looks full of meaning, the gentle touches of love, the every day moments that make up our lives & create & fill us with beautiful memories. I haven’t had many people opt for this type of session because the house may be messy or they wonder how the simple mundane things of their lives can be captured & seen as beautiful. If we think about it though it’s those moments that tell the story of our lives & they are beautiful. Since I’ve been pondering these thoughts of life & relationship I’ve been longing to photograph the story of someone’s life so I called my friend & fellow photographer, Kayla, and asked if I could hang out with her & her girls one day. Kayla is amazing at telling her family’s story through emotional photographs but there’s one problem, she’s never in them. She jumped at my idea & we made a date. Here is Kayla’s life with her girls, C & N.
When we decided to go outside Kayla headed for the shoe trunk & then paused. “Can you make sure to take pictures of us putting our shoes on?” These are some of her favorite memories. I love that something so simple is so meaningful to her.
It was so much fun hanging out with the girls & reminding myself what is so important in this life. . .relationships.
If you’re interested in A Day in the life session I’m 25% off these session for the rest of the week so give me a call.