Their day felt like music. The kind that stirs your heart and makes you smile and blink back tears. The way it makes you feel connected, more present, undeniably aware of the love and beauty surrounding you. What an honor it has been to receive a glimpse into Christine and Harrison's lives and families. Here is their wedding day:
We take a million snaps of our growing children, but how often do we stop to look at our own change? I loved using this session as a chance to create images of Jen as a mother and document the relationship she shares with her first child. Images that I am sure will be looked back on by her daughter, Sage, as a way to see the beautiful, young, strong woman jumping into motherhood.
"Thrown by mom, squished by Edwin."
Tamar's work has changed from fine detailed ceramics to expressive abstract shapes. Mostly due to the 3 year old wielding a paint brush or pulling off pieces of clay to add to the pile he is gathering as she works. There is also the new addition, Walter, a sweet baby boy who calls to squirm around in his mom's clay covered arms. While others would consider this a distraction and interruption from the work, Tamar encourages her families presence and participation in her creative world. Just a few hours photographing in Tamar's front yard and it became so clear. Her creativity isn't reserved for only the quiet moments she can sneak away from other responsibilities, but simply an integrated part of both her and her families everyday life. It is part of the fabric of who they are.