I am fortunate enough that I get invited to enjoy many moments, milestones and ordinary (but no less special) days with my families. I get to experience different family dynamics, love and personalities. At the end of all my sessions I am told 'thank you' but what no one really understands is just how much I gain from each session.
Of course, a session always fills my heart through the expression of my art and enhances my photographic skills but it is so much more than that.
It allows me to spend time watching and observing how parents interact with their children and I learn ways that I can better connect with my own.
I am witness to the different ways love is expressed between a husband and wife, a mother and son and brothers and sisters, which allows me to express my love for those close to me in different ways.
I see the different personalities and how they mesh together to form a close tribe and it opens my eyes to how my own family unit interact with one another.
At the end of our time together know that we have all gained something from this session. When I say thank you I mean for more than just the payment, I am thanking you for enriching my life and helping me to grow in all areas.
I was welcomed on to this families property and spent the afternoon with them. They were taken in the last few months before their eldest went to boarding school, so I was privileged to capture their lives before such a big change. I experienced a brief snapshot into their live together and it was a wonderful experience to momentarily be apart of it all.