their little faces looking to me constantly gives me seeds of wondering: maybe we really can affect the massive change our world needs, assuage the heartbreak just a little, create something amazing in the form of human hearts. those little pure eyes–i know it’s the most important work to get it right and keep those eyes sparkling, help those eyes see everything through smile crinkles and tears equally.
so much responsibility, and yet they have everything they need already. so much weight on us to show them the way, and yet they gotta walk and fall and learn and take the steps all their own.
will i ever break the bands that bind me into my smallest self?
family gives me hope that i will.
family breathes new life into me, and it sucks me dry.
the mess of paradox makes me squirm but it’s where the throat puncher beauty lies. when we stay on the sidelines, in straight lines and clear answers we reproduce the same boring mildness. photographers ask me how to stay creative, and the answer is: get into the mess of things that make you uncomfortable. literally and figuratively. we want to skirt around the murky uncomfortable, but man that’s where the guts are. dig in the dirt and grow yourself a garden of risks that paid off–it doesn’t really matter if they paid off in the way you thought or hoped they might; the digging is what matters. we come out better for it.
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