Monday, March 23, 2015

My Treasures

This past weekend, I was looking through some of the portraits I have done of my family.
I have so many images that remind me of the wonderful people in my life and the awesome fun we have had together.  Each one is a reminder of the love we share.   I would  never trade one of them for anything in this world.

This image of me and my brothers, Steven and Kevin, is one of my absolute favorites.  It was taken in 2012 at Steven's last Thanksgiving with us.  I had set up the studio and told all 35 family members that they could not leave until I had taken a picture of us all together.  Then I broke the groups down for individual pictures.  One of the last pictures was of the three of us.  My daughter, Jama, took this for me.

It is so us.  Do I look at this on my shelf everyday?  You bet.  Do I love it?  You have no idea.  Would I trade is for anything in this world?  Never.  Am I forever thankful I made them be here and sit still long enough to take it?  It makes my heart hurt to think the chance might have slipped by and I would not have this.