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In November, I had the opportunity to spend a Sunday afternoon photographing this sweet family. Angie, Matt, and Hannah invited me to their home to do some family pictures with their pup, and then we drove to Pepsico Park to get some nice outdoor fall shots. They are such a sweet family and I had a lot of fun working with them. Hannah was a bit skeptical of me, and decided she would rather smile at me and my weird faces and voices until the moment I lifted my camera to my face. Then it was all business. We got some great shots, though, and these are a few of my favorites!
Erin and Mike were married on a gorgeous sunny fall day in November, and I loved every minute of photographing it. It was a transitional day for me – first day back to photography since having Lily, and the first time I left her for more than an hour or so. It felt like the first day of school! I missed her, of course, but it felt great to get back to photographing lovely, happy faces. It definitely makes a difference in how I feel leaving her when I am doing something I love. It’s easier. My time is being spent doing something worth being away from her for a time. I want to show her that if you work hard, you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to.
Back to my Erin and Mike. I love these two. Mike’s parents and my parents have been good friends since well before I was born, so it was very special getting to spend the day with all of them celebrating Erin and Mike’s love. They are so sweet together and I know they will have an incredibly happy life. And Erin was just, well, stunning. And I am considering renting out her aunt’s house for any and all photoshoots ever. I mean, come on…
I am a visual storyteller, documenting people, relationships, joys and sorrows. I make it up as I go along…a little drama here, a quiet moment there…the finished story being one of a kind. It never has been and never will be the same as anyone else’s. It’s yours, and it’s beautiful.
We all have our own stories to live and to tell. Here’s a little glimpse into what mine looks like recently.
Visiting family this past weekend, Lily intently listened to her cousin Jasper tell her stories involving “Baby Lily who had a smart brain”, and a special recitation of a story auntie Andrea is working on having published (which we will keep to ourselves for now while she perfects it). I am watching life unfold in front of me, sometimes captured with the click of my camera (or iPhone), sometimes just burned into my memory bank, which is growing richer with every day. I love my story. It’s mine, and it’s beautiful.
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