When Lauren reached out to me about squeezing in a session my initial thought was...no. I had closed my books for the year and was feeling a bit overwhelmed by my schedule. Something prompted me to say yes though. I believe it was God, as he always has behind the scenes plans. I'm so grateful I did. The Arrance family are some of the kindest souls I've had the privilege of working with. Gratitude would be the word I would use to describe them and their family dynamic. I knew from talking to Lauren before the session that this year has been very rough. I wanted to be able to give her something to brighten up her spirits just a little bit.
We had 20 minutes for this session. 20. And I had more beautiful images than I sometimes have in an hour long session. The reason? Her family's joy, connection and gratitude. All I really had to do was stand back and watch (and of course click the shutter:). Her daughter was radiant inside and out and I was truly mesmerized by her beauty and her joy.
And that smile.
Lauren, I pray for peace for the remainder of this year and the next. I pray that in all of what lies ahead you remember the absolute blessing of your beautiful family. And I will give you guys 20 minutes of my time ANYTIME!!