The Cox Family
This sweet family invited me in to their home to tell their story as they welcome their second baby in to their family. Their new baby was just a few days old and spending the day with happy, exhausted parents and an adjusting toddler who also loved his new little brother, was a treasure.
I also loved being there when they gave Moses his first bath.
Desirea & Her Daughters
Desirea asked me to tell her story because the last year had been a tough one for her in dealing with PPD. It's something many women don't talk about, but as someone who also struggled with all of our babies, its important to let other women know they aren't alone.
Desirea knew that even though this season was hard, she wanted to see and remember the beautiful, despite it being difficult to see it herself. She knew that the mundane was beautiful.
Desirea is also one of my closest and dearest friends and she introduced me to Story Telling Sessions because she herself has been doing them for years. She takes our family photos and I treasure them so very much.
The Hague Family
This was the first time I had did a Story Telling Session for a family with a special needs child. Their son Jack has autism and learning how to tell their story through interactions they had with Jack, was a really neat way to give this family something tangible. The day to day is difficult and these moments show where the family shares joy, laughter, and of course hugs.
Northern California Ranch
I've never felt like a city girl until I showed up at 7am to do a Story Telling Session for this ranching family, but when I hauled myself up on to the hay truck to photograph the mom and her daughters feeding the cows, and I had a near panic moment that I was stuck on a LADDER - that's when I knew I was not cut out for ranching. ;)
I absolutely loved photographing this family and seeing all of the hard work they do each and every day. It was astonishing. Again, I'm a city girl. ;) I loved being pushed to see their world, and not what I thought their world was. I needed to see what it was like to be a rancher.
I was disappointed the sun wasn't shining when I arrived, but the fog gave the photos an even deeper feel because it showed how cold it was and just how hard working this family is.