So often, people come to me wanting a specific family portrait, one that they’d seen on my website or even someone else’s website. I have to admit, while I love making a client happy, creating art based off another family’s portrait can be a little difficult. Especially if your family is nothing like that other family.
This mama and I met through church and she has always complimented my work saying that one day, some day we’ll have a session together. That day finally came and I don’t know how she managed to pull it off with all that’s been going on. The poor thing has a mama who’s sick and a new car that’s been giving her nothing but trouble and then top that off with driving to Dallas and back in one day, pulling in at the wee hours of the night. But she managed it. The thing I love about her is that she almost always has a sweet smile on her face and she’s always perky, kind and gracious. People like her make my heart happy.
So, when we talked about her session and what they wanted and hoped for, she simply said that she wanted the authenticity of her family captured: the love, the playfulness and what you can only imagine a family with 3 boys can bring. She and her husband wanted their realness captured. The thing about capturing real love and authenticity is that your family has to be willing to let it all go and live completely in the moment, relishing the fact that even if only for that day, you’re celebrating your love and connection. I’m so thankful they opened their hearts to me.