I learned that it is possible to fall in love with an entire family while photographing this bunch. Samantha is a talented photographer herself, and after we met at Yan’s workshop I knew we would be fast friends. But after I gushed over her girls, her sweet, spunky Hero and snuggly Goldie, the next day I missed all of them. Like, for real.
They’re adorable, of course, but they also carry a love in their family that inspired me to go home and be a better member of my own family. I guess it’s about support–never undermining each other, never an unkind word…you just know, after interacting with them, that they all hold each other up through their shiniest and darkest moments.
And kay, let’s talk about how adorable Hero is in her giraffe costume. I LOVE that Sam and Chas wanted to incorporate it because it’s such a part of who she is and what’s she’s interested in right now. Nothin more authentic than that.
Sam and Chas, thank you for letting me photograph you and your family. It was a dream.