This is one of my very best friends. I call her Q. A few years ago she was a bit of a lost soul…a bit of a wild child (only she wasn’t so much a child anymore). To my children she was always mommy’s “fun friend”. She was the one that would do all the things at the playground that would make me cringe and think about emergency room co-pays. Then she met Jen. Something in my friend changed. Jen anchored my friend. They immediately connected and their relationship moved forward pretty quickly. Shortly after they met they got pregnant with Jacob (whaaa? Q was going to be a MOMMA??) and got married (in a CrossFit gym, no less). There would be no question I was going to be her family photographer.
I have been alongside of them, camera in hand, every step of the way. They are the friends that will always be family. Jacob is now a jovial funny 2 year old that knows how to FaceTime me without any assistance…and does so often 🙂 He said my name for the first time this week over the iPad and told me he loved me (unprompted). I love watching Jacob and his family grow. I love our bond. I realize that I can’t have a bond quite this strong with all my customers because, after all, Q was my friend long before she ever stepped in front of my lens, and became a family photographer. But still, this is the goal….the bond….the friendship….the capturing of snippets at each stop along the way….writing the tale of their family.