I've been extraordinarily blessed in that I've never had a portrait session go truly wrong. But we don't live in a perfect world so I can pretty much count on any session having at least one minor issue. A flash unit misfires, skies turn cloudy and ruin the light, random people wander through your backgrounds (thank you, Lord, for Photoshop). But Saturday evening I got to live the portrait photographer's dream. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, went absolutely right. The weather was perfect. The sunset was so beautiful I was afraid people were going to think I faked it. Well, some shirtless fishermen did show up in the background (thank you, Lord, for Photoshop). I always love my job, but I was high as a kite after this one. Check out the results...
My family has had the awesome blessing of getting to know the Stuarts this past year and capturing their closeness and love for each other was a true privilege.
Kelli will be leaving this Friday for Tanzania to blog about the work that Compassion International is doing there to release children from poverty in the name of Jesus. Follow her and prepare to laugh, cry and fall in love with a child who needs a sponsor.
Thank you, Lee and Kelli, for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family. Thank you, God, for the gift of beauty and the calling to capture it.