I really enjoyed doing this shoot, of not only a very warm and enjoyable family, but one with young adult children. We tend to consider family portraiture as something we do when our children are tots, but as a mother myself let's face it...these kids...well they are your babies forever! This 20 something plus years of marriage and 20 something year old/teen kid place...I can only imagine the well deserved sense of accomplishment to recall the memories that were created because two people fell in love...all this! This appears to be a yet another sweet spot in parenthood...and this place is also a milestone. This place is worth the pause and documentation. Side note...this shoot served as some firsts for me... two participants were stung by hornets...but as a photographer it was helpful that they were in the most discreet of places and they marched on...what troopers! Also at one point I did indeed temporarily loose my shoe and one helpful individual jumped down into the above marsh on my behalf...must make a note not to where my beloved summer flip flops while on a shoot. Life presents many chapters and its important to tell your whole story...not just the first few chapters. Thank you for trusting me with this chapter.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
My brother married his love this past week on Cape Cod at a sweet little art Gallery named The Giving Tree. I found the name of the place and the grounds to be so appropriate for the beginning of this new blended family. All love is a risk that will travel many paths. Like the many winding trails of this venue, some paths will be covered, some will be shaky, some you will not look back from and only forward without hesitation. All paths creating a beautiful triangle we call life. There is so much to look forward to on your journey and I am grateful to be part a part of it.