I met Jessica at the Bridal Fantasy show at the end of August. She purchased a voucher to do a session. What she didn’t know, at the time, was how life would bring a new twist the day after the show. I can’t share details because I don’t know if they want it out there, but suddenly, she found herself wanting pictures as soon as possible. Meeting her, her sister, and her mother was like meeting people I’ve known my whole life. With stories of humor, success, resilience, and everything in between, they had a fabulous girls day out and I had a great time photographing them. They have some of the most beautiful smiles and their positive energy just permeates everything.
They came back for their reveal this past Friday. I love it when people tell me that I make it hard for them to choose which pictures to purchase, but ultimately, it means I not only did my job well, it means I’ve created something these wonderful women will keep forever. It won’t get lost on a hard drive, it won’t disappear in the digital dark age, no. It is something they will look at every day. It’s something generations to come will find and bring them closer to generations of their family that they may never get to meet.
Many of you know, I lost both of my grandfathers and great grandmother earlier this year. My grandfather who lived here in Florida left behind a huge box of photographs. I got to see a photograph of my great grandfather, who I’d never met, from back in the day. It’s just so awe inspiring and “cool,” for lack of a better term. I can see where my grandfather got his looks, my dad got his looks, and of course, where my brothers get their looks.
I only hope that what I do will leave behind a legacy for all of the families and people I get to photograph. That they won’t get lost. That they won’t need power/electricity to see their loved one’s photograph(s). Most of all, that the families will cherish them forever and pass them down. With that, I leave you with some of my favorites from their session.