I’ve known this wonderful family for many years, have loved them from day one, and have had the sheer pleasure of photographing all of them, every year for their holiday card for the past eight years (give or take). They have always been one of my favorite sessions every year – from the booking form all the way through to the delivery of their order!
I’m always excited to see them arrive at the session all happy, ready, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. (Yeah, right! LOL)
In all sincerity, my being a part of another family’s life like that is truly special to me. I couldn’t ever describe exactly what it means to be trusted to document their lives in this way. I’ve literally witnessed the kids growth through so many stages. When I deliver their order to their home, I can look around and see all of the images I’ve taken of them over the years and it makes me so happy. The kids were so young when we started, and have grown up so fast – too fast if you ask me! For Heaven’s sake, the oldest – she is now a freshman in college!!!
I hope I have the opportunity to continue to be a part of their lives for a very long time. Who knows, maybe some day (a long time from now, mama) I’ll be photographing their grandchildren too! What a thrill that would be!
Wishing this family and all the families I have had the honor and pleasure of photographing this year, a very happy and healthy new year!