So our marathon for Jason Decent was spectacular, it was such an incredible turn out. I was hoping to fill the majority of the slots with photo sessions, and i ended up booking the ENTIRE day! i had a half a minute to scarf down some food! it was so awesome, so rewarding, and the people i got to photograph were incredible. I know i can kind of tend to be a sap on here, but seriously… I got to photograph great people who were donating their money to such a great cause all day long. And, now that print orders are all through, i get to send a heafty chunk of money to Julie and Jason to help offset the costs of fighting brain cancer.
This is not just about helping someone who is going through a rough period. This has everything to do with cherishing the time we have here. showing it, expressing it, capturing it. The other day someone mentioned they really wanted to get photos of their family done for their son’s first birthday, but it had already come and gone. and that maybe her child wasn’t the right age to be photographed anymore.
i literally felt my heart collapse in my chest. literally.
EVERY age is magical, it doesn’t matter if they are one year old, or one year 4 months and 15.5 days old.
look at that little boy with the freckles and the missing tooth. what if his mom had waited until his teeth were grown in? that is one of my favorite images possibly ever. and the little girl holding the flowers with the dirty fingers… incredible. The little boy who’s parents are kissing him on both cheeks… he is 2 but hasn’t yet developed the ability to walk. Why would his parent’s need to wait until he had developed the ability to walk to do a session? he is incredible exactly how he is. i’m not interested in capturing perfect pictures, i’m interested in documenting love. There is no better time than the present to do that.