This family. This place. The light. One of the best parts about being a photographer is being able to see, like really see. Emotions, light, composition. Life and relationships can be so beautiful… sometimes I can barely stand it, seriously. Spending the early evening hours with this family was no different. In those moments when I step back and just let people be I can feel my heart skip a beat. The authentic way that a couple makes eye contact, the goofy playfulness of children, the way a father reaches for his child, the embrace of a mother. These are the moments that I seek to capture. It’s in these moments that we have enough, when all the worries of life and “what’s next” don’t matter. It’s the here and now and it’s relationships. These moments make our heart full… they matter.
I’ve only known this family for a year and a half, yet I feel like it’s been much longer. Perhaps it’s just the way it is with kindred spirits. I will be forever grateful for the way that they have impacted my life and the friendship that we share.
I don’t know what life has in store for your family, but I do know that an adventure awaits you. I hope that these images always remind you of a sense of “home” and your “good ol’ days” in Oliver. They have been challenging in so many ways, yet they have been sweet and beautiful. Much love. ~Shari