It's not everyday that I am able to help another local photographer on last minutes notice. I love to help out my fellow togs but with the husband's work schedule it usually doesn't work out. One of the local ladies sent up a flare and needed someone to cover a family session within 24 hours and for once I was able to cover it. What made it even better was the fact that it was within walking distance from our home. LaToya reached out at noon and we agreed to meet three hours later.
When they stepped out of the car I was stunned by the sheer beauty of this family. Not only on the outside but this family is so gracious and welcoming and thankful. I felt renewed and validated in my work after only spending an hour with them, I felt a change in my work right then and there.
Oh and we were also chased by a massive swan! It followed us around the bridge and was deceptively huge.
After talking for the better part of the hour I found out that the Lane Family hasn't had professional photos taken in about 6 to 7 years! Life, especially life in the military, gets in the way but I seriously hope that these were worht the wait.