I could go on and on about this little family right here. I could tell you how their little man Clayton stole my heart with his ‘young man manners, country accent, and his sweet silly smile’… I could tell you how I fell in love with Lori for her grace, love, and attention to her little family. I could tell you how watching Michael take in his sweet family, the patience he showed with their son as he showed his son the world around them, and how you see the love he has for them. But you see this little family is one for the books. A family who is full of love, giggles, their passion for sharing in their adventures of hunting, and their faith in our Lord is something to cherish.
But what I really want to share with you… Is just how much this little family brought such joy to me. Yes I am a photographer and this is what I do and love to do. But we as photographers understand one very true thing in this industry… We understand that although we may touch the lives of many, we may capture moments to last a lifetime, and we may among many things be able to share our passion with our Brides and many clients. But what we don’t always have the chance to do is come across clients like this family. Who in the mist of my many struggles and doubts of whether or not I should just give up and walk away. Clients such as this priceless family here showed me again just WHY we do what we do. And WHY we love it so much. It’s NOT the money, late hours at night working, time away from our family and friends, the grand or little adventures we might venture on. But it’s the thankfulness and gratitude from clients who venture to us the photographers because they see our passion and love as much as we try to shout it to the world around us.
And because of clients like this family… I am beyond words and forever grateful.