>> Thursday, December 3, 2009
Justin is my first cousin and grew up next door (literally). He was like a brother to me and it's fun to see him in a father role.. you just know he absolutely adores his little girl. Jade was patient through all of the unpredictable occurrences that often accompany a photo shoot. I love her laugh!
As hyper as Jess might be, she makes wonderful photos :)
Can we say, "Christmas card"? ;)
This is a kissy family ;)
One of my favorites
She's just so cute.. I could do this all day!
I'll end with a photo that I know will make Sarah happy :)
It was a wonderful Sunday and I'm glad to have been a part of it. As exhausting as it is to do 2 shoots with 5 kids, I loved it. As a general rule I may not do back to back family shoots anymore so that I can reserve fresh ideas for each shoot, but it worked out fine in this case. I'll most likely be slowing down with photo shoots until it warms up a bit, but I still get to take part in stuff like this: http://www.help-portrait.com/. There's a national campaign to photograph people who have lost their jobs during the recession. The philosophy is that these individuals could really benefit from good head shots that might be useful for job applications. I think it's also just a general way to give a gift to those who could not normally afford professional photography. The mission has expanded to include kids and families, which helps provide invaluable memories as well as a little self-esteem boost :). I'm excited to participate since I have no money to offer but I can at least cheaply provide a high-quality product for someone who could really use it. The national help-portrait day is December 12th, so I will most likely be heading up to Greenville that day to volunteer (any local peeps who want to join, give me a hollar :)
Just so you guys know, my uncle passed away on Tuesday night and it has been a sad week for my family. He's been sick for a very long time so we are relieved that he is not suffering anymore. I know it's still going to be a tough holiday season, especially for my mom, so prayers are appreciated. I'll still be heading down to Tampa after the funeral on Friday since my ticket is purchased, so hopefully the weekend will be a nice getaway.
Love and peace to all of you!