I was very much looking forward to this family portrait shoot, as I already knew some of the people, having photographed the ‘kids’ engagement and their wedding was happening soon. I thought it would be good – I had no idea how great it would turn out to be; how much it would move me – this family shoot.
All the family gathered around their Dad/Granddad, and I was watching them, finger on the shutter, forgetting to breathe sometimes; laughing, following their laughter; playing with them...laughing so hard that we all nearly cried.
And then again.... watching....watching... a bit envious somehow... but also feeling privileged to be a witness to the simple ‘greatness’ of this beautiful family...
Watching a son’s hands on his sister’s shoulders, holding her tight, so much love...watching kids faces lit up looking at their parents, laughing – so much love... and like a centrepiece - Granddad - his laughter going through the whole shoot, connecting everything together, making sense of it all.
Not to miss a moment of laughter... not a moment of tenderness...
Until next time,