From the mouths of these beautiful girls...Family is...Love, Love without judgement, Unconditional Love and happiness...Family is Everything. I have not met a group of people quite like these girls and I'm a better person because of it. They are kind, loving, generous and are there for each other no matter what. No family is perfect, and when you can see past the imperfections and accept flaws, ignore the social expectations of people and be real with yourself and your life - you can share what these girls share. Setting aside personal struggles, disappointment and ego to see the bigger picture - to appreciate what you have - to exist in pictures. If you can take anything away from this blog post, I hope it's that the world is bigger than you. That you matter to other people. That existing in photos can mean so much more to someone else than it does to you. And it's a gift worth giving. These girls gave me a gift and I get teary eyed every time I go through these images.
It took well over a year for me to get these four ladies into my studio, planning around kids, sporting events and life - but we did it. And it made a great gift for their parents. I had bigger plans for this session, but we ended up scaling back a bit. I did their make-up, they did their hair, we had mimosas and snacks, and it was a great four hours spent with friends and family.