Thursday, September 20, 2007

9.20.07 : : Back to the Real World


We said goodbye to Vegas very early this morning to catch the red-eye back to Grand Rapids. We missed a night of sleep but it was oh so worth it! Vacations are always fabulous but there is something to be said for returning home, to unpack your things (especially your new things, like shoes!) and settle back into your routine. And my routine, of course, is taking pictures!


Tonight I had a family session for a wonderful family. I worked with Karrie last year as she hired me to shoot the pictures for her father's surprise anniversary and vow renewal to her mom, a touching and beautiful display of love and effection after 30 years. This evening however, was working with Karrie's husband's family for a photo session. As I was working with this family, specifically doing the featured shot above of the grandparents and grandchildren together, I thought about the memories being captured. I don't have any formal pictures (or really too many snapshots) of my brothers and I with our own grandparents. Putting these thoughts to light during shoots truly makes me feel like I'm doing something special, something meaningful, for these families I get to work with.





4 comments:

cocojames said...

You capture moments that otherwise wouldn't have been seen! You totally have (and do) an amazing job:) PS, I've been thinking, (Ever since you posted about the wedding reshoot you did), my dress was too fabulous to not have done 'pre bridals' in it (IMHO). Look for an email in the future regarding this:) (I want to go for a whole 'out of Vogue' thing, that only you (and Julie) could possibly understand!...and not to ramble, but too bad you're not here in MS, because they have the most wonderful old Magnolia trees that would be perfect for climbing and having fun, great contrast) ~Nichole

Lisa said...

Welcome home, glad to hear you had fun!!

Em said...

How cute, Karrie and BJ!! You have an adorable family.

Amanda said...

Welcome home! Glad to hear you had a fab time on vacation!!! I was hoping to see some cool pics of those new shoes though! Great family pics, how fun!