This is one of my most memorable client sessions. I loved spending time with this sweet family. I heard and saw genuine love, and I came away changed.
I've been thinking a lot about how privileged I am as a family photographer. These complete strangers trust my vision and allow me to come on their adventure to document their time together. I think it goes far beyond getting that perfect picture for the holiday card you send out to friends and family. It's about being true and vulnerable.
Dennis reached out to me to book this adventure session as a gift for his mom who came to San Francisco over the week of Thanksgiving. I love that! What a thoughtful gift. She went away not only with pictures of her family, but also with the memories she made that day. Though it was a challenge to keep up with her grandkids on the trails, she showed perseverance, strength, and a deep affection for her family.
And, Dennis, you are a wonderful father. I was challenged by your gentle and gracious parenting.