Two years ago, I had the honor of photographing a sweet brother and sister. Laura, a prospective wedding client, wanted to have photos of her mom and uncle together since it had been a few years since they'd had any formal portraits taken. We met up in December and I met her mother and uncle; they were such a sweet pair of siblings. While timid at first, they were very patient and eager to follow any instructions in posing I provided them with.
This past December, I once again had the pleasure of meeting up with Laura to schedule another session for her mother and brother. Laura's message to inquire upon date availability was very touching. She mentioned it was imperative that her mother and uncle be photographed to celebrate another wonderful year, a year full of life. I was honored and excited to see them once again. This time they were a little more relaxed and we even joked around with each other during their session. I was able to capture much more relaxed portraits of them and really enjoyed their company.
I am the eldest and have three younger brothers. As the only girl, they quickly reminded me that they are here to take care and be protective of me as they began to grow up. It was sweet to see these siblings at later stage in life held together by a family bond. I want to make sure my brothers and I have portraits of ourselves as well. It is important to me. I want us to re-live some of our fondest memories when we are older and still teasing each other. Portraits are important, and this brother and sister reminded me so.
Laura, thank you for allowing me to photograph your lovely mother and sweet uncle. I am delighted to have caught up with them again this past year and I wish them love, health and happiness. Cheers to a new year and hoping to photograph them again in the next.