Family Pictures- Blackacre
Its important to get family photos done during the good times of life. But it can be equally important to have them done during the bad times, too. One of the biggest regrets I have is not getting family pictures taken when I was first diagnosed with cancer. I took some self portraits, and a few with my son using a tripod and a time. But I wish I had gotten all five of us, maybe even my extended family together, to get some good pictures of us then. After that my hair changed, my skin changed, my body totally changed. Its been four and a half years and I still don’t feel like the person I was before diagnosis. So when I heard this family’s story of a recent cancer diagnosis, I know it was important to capture these images for them.
First of all, aren’t they gorgeous? How lucky to have three beautiful, and smart children in one family! And this was such a loving session, full of hugs and giggles. Don’t get me wrong, there were some tears, too. Kay was starting her cancer treatments in the next few days, and her kids were very worried about her. I hope I was able to give them some comfort when I told them about my journey, and that I was on the other side and doing fine. And all the pent up worry made for some really sweet and touching moments Kay had with her kids.
Some people think photographers just sell pictures. But I like to think that we create experiences. We craft wonderful memories that leave a legacy. This session is, by far, one of my favorite that I’ve ever done. The family pictures are great, don’t get me wrong. But what I really love about it is the emotional connection this family made with each other that day, and the lasting impression they’ve made on me. If you think you’d like to create a legacy for your family contact me here to book your free consultation.