If you know anything about me, you might know that legacy is important to me. Or significance is… well, significant to me. I’m not really sure how else to say it… although I’m sure what I just said made little sense. When things have meaning and purpose behind them, I value them more. I think that’s one of the reasons I’m so drawn to portrait photography and especially lifestyle portrait photography. It’s an opportunity to tell someone’s story visually and an opportunity to hear someone’s story to retell. I like that and it is incredibly significant to me.
The images in this blog are from a moment of legacy, a moment of significance and that is not lost on me. This was the family home. You know… the gathering place. The one where ‘mom’ always was. The memories, the laughter, the tears and the holidays. All in this home. But now as a family they are in a new season of life, mom has passed away and it is time to sell the home and move forward but not without creating some lasting memories and images in this home. What a privilege to be a part of that.
Here is the other thing, this is Bob’s family. Although I have the privilege of knowing Bob better now than when I shot this, it’s a bit of a thing. You see because Bob is a photographer. A very good photographer. He uses the hashtag #yourphotographersfavoritephotographer for good reason. There is nothing that puts more of a ‘you’d better do a good job’ fear in you than when you’re doing a portrait session for a photographer’s family. To add to more significance, I was with my dear friend Erica of Mauloa Photography, who I’m sure by now you’re all sick of hearing about but I love talking about anyway! Working with her is always a joy and an adventure (please refer to the time I saved her life and the man-eating spider blog here). It was part of an epic time of running around helping her with a bunch of things she had lined up for the day. Quite literally, I’m pretty sure we had like 4 minutes to eat that day…. but that’s a whole different story. 😉
So here are just a few images that I’m blessed to be a part of that hopefully show the joy of family, home and legacy.