Posted on September 12th, 2013
I can’t figure out how to start this post. I’m not sure what to say except that this shoot reminded me of all the reasons I value photography so much.
I grew up in a family where photography was valued and my dad had a camera with him for all of our important moments. I was blessed to have one of my favorite photographers provide me beautiful engagement and wedding photos. I know first hand how photos, as cliché as it sounds, can capture a moment and make it immortal. These photos count as some of my most valuable possessions. That is because photographs document. Photos tell the story of a special event and help us share that with others. But more importantly, photos hold emotion inside of them. Emotions that we just cannot carry with us everyday and that lessen with time. Our photographs serve as a treasure box, a container to hold those sweet emotions so that on days we forget and on days we need it most, we can pick up those photos again and walk back into that moment with a tangible reminder of what it all felt like.
All the best photos, in my opinion, are of moments that hopefully, will never be repeated. Weddings, celebrations, and …homecomings.
It was hard to pick the images for this blog post. I thought of adding in extra captions throughout the photos, but I’d rather just sum it up: this is the story of a soldier who was away for several months, a wife (and fellow photographer) that missed him and wanted to remember this sweet homecoming, and a little boy who never let go of Daddy after the first hug.
May these sweet moments always be remembered.
As always, leave a comment just to say Hi, describe one of your own favorite treasured photos and say thank you to this family for their sacrifices
Thanks all :-)