“When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.” ~Joyce Brothers
I’ve said here before that the highest compliment you can pay me after a session is to tell me that I made you cry — with a sneak peek, a print, or a slideshow set to a tear-jerking song. If my photos move you, I’m happy. Looking back over the past many months though, there’s another compliment that ranks really, really high. This one frequently comes before a single photograph has made it off my camera. It’s that your family had FUN together during a session. That you showed up with one or more family member dragging his/her heels, braced for drudgery and forced smiles, and left having spent an hour together laughing and having fun, ready to enjoy the rest of the day together with a renewed appreciation for each other’s company.
This was one of those sessions. Not that I really had to say it — just look at them!