Having lost my Mom at a young age, I appreciate that life isn’t guaranteed, and I’m so incredibly grateful for the photos that have allowed me to know my Mom and remember her throughout my lifetime. Because of this, I’m the friend who urges other friends to document every event, to take photos of occasions and ordinary days, photos of their friends and families, photos of themselves with their friends and families. Ditch the weight loss, embrace the braces, invite everyone!
This advice became even more real to me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In an instant, my life was turned upside down, and even though I really didn’t feel like it, I had the photos taken anyway, on good days and bad, from the shock of chemo and radiation to acceptance, recovery and two years cancer-free.
I hope you have the photos taken too. Days, weeks, even years from now you will see yourself and the people you love as more beautiful, more real and more brave than you ever remembered, and that’s a pretty incredible feeling.
And if you’re not in a position to invest at the moment, but would love to be a part of giving back, please feel free to nominate an essential worker that you’d like to see receive a complimentary family photo session.
I know....this will eventually pass and we will be gathered together again. Until then, in this time of grief and fear, please keep cheering each other on. Your love and resilience are powerful.
*All photo sessions to take place (of course!) when physical social distancing guidelines have been lifted.
- A PDF outlining the campaign, my "why" and how to join
- A nomination certificate to let families know they have been gifted a complimentary session
- two semi-transparent overlays for social media - one for instagram stories and one square, to use with a photo of your choosing as you share this initiative with your communities.
When was the last time you celebrated your growth as a family? We get it, you're busy! Let us come to you at home or in your happy place, in those in-between moments that otherwise get eaten up by answering emails, doing the dishes, or walking the dog. We know how hard you work to be here, so let us celebrate your family with a locals' photo package and some much needed time to relax together.
Exploring a new landscape together is the perfect time to get family photos. We think where we live is pretty amazing, and we love documenting families enjoying the awesome beauty in our backyard. Moments of discovery are particularly sweet captures, so contact us to plan a photo adventure that expresses your family's original style.
Planning something special? Make is extra special with authentic photos of your event as it unfolds. We are the family-friendliest photographers and adore documenting the spontaneous connections between generations. We capture the beautiful emotions of your occasion so you can spoil your attendees with keepsake photos for years to come.
We had to repeat this here: "Days, weeks, even years from now you will see yourself and the people you love as more beautiful, more real and more brave than you ever remembered, and that’s a pretty incredible feeling." You are so beautiful and brave right now, and you are about to get braver. Please document this incredible time in your life. You won't regret it.