Not too long ago I invited a photographer to come stay with my family for a couple of days. Basically, to follow me around and photo journal a typical weekend with my family. I had asked a couple of families some years ago if they had ever considered doing it, hoping they would let me tag along to photograph their daily-ness. I mostly got strange looks. Regardless, I thought it was important for MY failing memory to have such images – images to remind me of the way we were. And I was SO blessed beyond measure by those images. So much so that I crossed my fingers that someone would hire me to do the same for them.
Bingo. Just days after my own session, I got the chance to meet and work with someone who had followed my personal blog. Another one of those the internet-turned-real-life opportunities. Interestingly, this was something she was looking for. Casual but pointed pictures of an evening with her family of three (plus pup).
And again one of those times I get to meet an uber-cool couple. At times I had to remember I was the photographer, not the guest for dinner. Because they were that fun.
Thank you, Elizabeth, for the chance to meet you and photograph all those giggles. I know these will be a treat to flip through some important day down the road.