Carol and Tom
It's been a little quiet around here. I had some scheduling changes/conflicts and then I had some family issues and oh, boy, just. . . life. As all of these issues were popping up, someone reached out about an Heirloom Session for their in-laws. And, because of all of the changes, I had time to fit it in. And I'm so thankful that I did. I've told you before how meaningful Heirloom Sessions are to me, but it's been a gamble and I've had a bumpier transition than I had hoped. After this session, though, many of my fears have quieted. Not because I'm confident that they will take off or that I think I am even close to doing anyone justice in these sessions. Seriously, not even close. But the joy and perspective I gain from doing these sessions is 1000% worth it. I've photographed a few sessions before where one of the family members is sick. Some where there was not a lot of hope and some with just a lot of uncertainty and worry about the future. Every one of these sessions has been incredibly humbling to capture. It so clearly illustrates the real reason we take photos. It's about perserving memories and the connections we have with the people that we love. It's about documenting our precious life so that we can pass down the details of our everyday to the people that love us. It's about capturing the space that we call home that carries our loving touch everywhere. Carol and Tom, I can't thank you enough for opening up your home and sharing with me a tiny part of your story. Your love for each other, your humor and candor and the graceful way you are handling a very uncertain time in your life blew me away. I haven't been able to stop thinking of it and know I will carry your wisdom and perspective with me always.
What a beautiful life you have.