I have a confession to make. Normally, I don’t photograph large families. In fact, quite a few times, I’ve referred them to other photographers. It’s not that I don’t LOVE large families…I just find that 2 hours is never enough time to capture them as I prefer, in their natural state. I usually just walk away wanting more time to get to know them…..
However, when I received an email from a super thoughtful daughter that wanted to buy a 35th anniversary gift for her parents it was difficult to say “no”. It didn’t help that I had already been smitten by her family last year when I took their Christmas pictures. I knew if the rest of the family were anything like her I couldn’t deny the opportunity to meet them and capture this special time.
So… I did it.
I photographed 16 people and have the pics to prove it. While I still wish I had 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 extra hours with them, I’m just thankful I had 2.
I wish I had a picture of all the parents standing behind me. They really worked for this picture!
This family is in the process of adopting a little boy from Ethiopia. Since he’s not able to be here in the photos, but certainly is in their hearts, they chose to capture his presence in a tangible way…with red strings.
The Red String of Fate” or the “Red String of Destiny” is a Chinese legend. The legend explains that two people who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red string.
Happy 35th Anniversary!
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