One of the best aspects of my job is that it has connected me with people I might otherwise not have met. Take for example, my dear friend Darcy. She came to my studio several years ago to interview me as a potential wedding photographer. Within five minutes of our meeting I think we both knew we were meant to be friends. Luckily, she choose me to capture her special day and since then we’ve become very good friends. In fact, we’ve become such good friends I now consider her part of my “home team”. (If any of you have read Shauna Niequist’s book “Bittersweet” I’m sure you’ll appreciate the reference.) At any rate, Darcy has become one of those friends I know I can count on for just about anything. I can show up to her house in my pajamas in the middle of the day and she wouldn’t bat an eye. Darcy always seems to have the best advice and nobody can make me laugh quite like she can.
Even though Darcy dabbles in photography and has honed her skills to become quite a photographer, she still commissions my services to capture her photos of her family. This is such an honor knowing how much photos mean to Darcy!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 4 years since Darcy and her husband welcomed Cleo into their family. Every year since then we’ve done a photo session and every year I’m convinced that Cleo was born to be in front of a camera. She absolutely delights in having her picture taken! This year she was anxious to show me how she jumps off the diving board doing all kinds of tricks. Then, when I was getting ready to leave she begged me to sit down so she could paint a picture for me before I had to leave.