Wednesday, January 17, 2018

families, a year

It has been a small but beautiful year for me, family photography wise. Six sessions, six families, twelve perfect hours capturing their moments, honoring their relationships and bearing witness to their stories. These kids, these parents, boy. Their fierceness and sweetness, their independence and their love, their determination and their tenderness, it gives me life. 
Thank you to all of you who invited me into your lives last year and hello! to those of you considering it in the year ahead, I would love to hear from you and to spend a little time together capturing your family lives in all of their perfectly imperfect glory. 

'The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain, and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.' — Erma Bombeck

'The whole foot is a document of motion, inscribed by repeated action. Babies - from those first fetal footfalls, the kneading of sole against womb-wall, turning themselves like astronauts in black space - have already creased their soles by the time they emerge into the world.' ― Robert Macfarlane, The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot 

'I guess he'll have to figure out someday that he is supposed to have this dark side, that it is part of what it means to be human, to have the darkness just as much as the light- that in fact the dark parts make the light visible; without them, the light would disappear. But I guess he has to figure other stuff out first, like how to keep his neck from flopping all over the place and how to sit up.' ― Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year