I get connected to my families each time I see them. For these guys it was the third year we’ve met for photos ~ every year these kids grow and I have loved watching their little personalities shine! Sometimes the connection I feel with the families I work with develops into a friendship, a community really. In a lot of ways, even though I am just the photographer, I feel so much more invested in who they are. Crazy as it sounds, I begin to pray for these families as they carry on with the business of growing up. This year, more than any other, I am not only in the photography business, but I am in the business of loving people. Photography is just a vessel in making that connection happen.