Not too long ago I had the honor of taking family photos for a friend of mine I worked with from my military side, Robert Pearson or Rob as some might call him.
While working together, I met his incredibly sweet wife, Becky. Who by the way, is a master when it comes to yarn and crocheted me a gorgeous purple blanket that saved me during the Texas winter storms. Thanks Becky!
They entrusted me to take photos for their kid’s graduation and I guess they loved them so much they wanted to do family photos. Of course, I was stoked. Family photos was something they had been wanting to do for a while and now that their children were all adults, they wanted even more to bring the family together. So, after many schedule attempts, we nailed down a date.
Ya’ll, I had no idea how much fun I was about to have. I was laughing so much I had to keep reminding myself that we were doing a photoshoot and needed to actually take photos.
One of the joys of being a photographer is having the opportunity to be invited into a space that I may not see otherwise.
Families who come together to capture a time in space. A bride, wanting to salvage the moment of wearing their dress before the wedding day, or new parents cherishing their newborn child, knowing they will never be this small again. All of these things can be intimate in their own way. It is a privilege to be let in and be the one to capture these moments.
Something I admire the most about the Pearson Family is was how much they genuinely enjoyed each other’s company. Sure, siblings may argue but at the end of the day they all showed each other the same unconditional love.
I also loved that two and of the siblings brought their significant others and that the family brought them in as if they had all been together since the beginning of time. It was so refreshing to see everyone blend together and I won’t lie, it made the session that more enjoyable.
So, remember, it’s never too late to do family photos.
Here are some of favorite photos from the session. Enjoy!
Peace and Love
- Leyda Kanzler
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