I’ve taken so many images, and have so many different favorites for so many various reasons. Social media, internet, and web-based portfolios are all great; but this online world we live in sometimes leads things to be a bit less personal. I believe that every image has a story to tell, and that’s what I love doing for my clients so much! I don’t always get a chance to tell the story behind every image though–what I love about it, what makes it special to me. So, I thought I would start a weekly blog post that featured one of my favorite images…deconstructed. The story behind it, the reasons I love it (whether they are technical reasons of lighting/composition/etc., or emotional ones about what and why the image makes me feel). So check back every week–some of these shares will be personal ones, and others will come from clients’ sessions past and present…one of your images might be featured here!
So, this image was not taken on my Dad’s birthday this week, but rather my daughter’s earlier this year. Regardless, I love this picture of my Dad. It makes me imagine the way he must have looked at me when I was my daughter’s age, and it makes me smile to see the love in his eyes. There is something amazing about becoming a parent and seeing your own parents in a whole new light. No matter how much you loved and appreciated them before, you realize how much they have sacrificed and how much they truly love you once you have children of your own. My father is hard-working, funny, adventurous, loyal, and caring. I couldn’t ask for a better man to have been my role model, and now another role model for my own children! Happy birthday to my Father, and Happy Friday to all!