i could tell you how adorable becky kimball (yes, that becky kimball) and her family are, about their fab house, and glowy light, and blah, blah.
but that’s not what I want to tell you about, as much as I want to tell you about heartache being the other side of this crazy joy we know as family. they are forever interlaced, two sides of the same coin, because to know one you have to be gutturally familiar with the other. you have to go to sleep with the ache of knowing that your mistakes will affect your children. you have to wake up with the punch of realizing that your choices matter so much and that you can’t control or save from hurt or force to love or even live.
but when you know all those things, there is only more. we are meant for all of it. you know that on your insides, don’t you?
and sometimes–not every time, but sometimes: it is all necessary, even the most painful parts.
(obviously) now we’re getting more into my heart’s journey to make peace with being a mother and less about this family, though they’ve known plenty of pain themselves–but this duality is what I want to show you when I photograph you. don’t worry, it’s not too hard or scary. it’s simple, like the fact that you pull your little one into your arms after she bonks on the floor, and just hold.
so this fact, that from knowing sorrow we know greater heights of joy–that’s what I want to give.
hello, if you are still reading, you might be interested in a family session. I still have openings this fall for families who want non-cheesy photographs of their favorite people in their favorite places. let’s talk about your family session.