It’s so hard for me to think of the right words to write in this space describing the experience I have with each family I photograph, as well as their unique characteristics. All of the families I work with are important to me, but putting our time together into words isn’t my greatest strength. A lot of times I try to just let the images do the talking, and I feel like they do a nice job of that, but other times (like now) I feel like more needs to be said.
Marsi told me that one of the goals of her session with me is that she wants their love for Christ captured. I was like WOAH…it was such an amazing statement and also a bit scary for me knowing it was something I absolutely had to accomplish. How do I do that? Do I search for a cross on a wall or a Bible on a shelf? When I stepped foot into their home I knew that the only way to capture their love for Christ was to capture the insane happiness that their children posses and the fact that this old farmhouse holds such a deep love that you can actually *feel* it. It was in the way that Hugh showed me his favorite toy and how Jolie described how her mom was her best friend. That’s Christ showing. Easy.
This family sessions shows what I hope to accomplish when I photograph all families… this sense that family is everything, in all of it’s crazy, chaotic, beautiful forms.
I asked Hugh what his favorite toy was, and he showed me this bear. I asked him why it was his favorite and he said, “Because it’s made from my grandpa’s shirt, and he’s not with us anymore.”
I *love* these next two photos…I think they show the beautiful chaos four kids bring.Thank you so much for having me come to your home, Roberts family! You are truly amazing people.