“Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will workout, maybe not how you planned, but just how its meant to be.”
The struggle is sometimes the most beautiful part of the story. Recently I took a huge leap of faith opening the doors to a studio space, this change opens opportunities to photograph even more amazing and beautiful people. With every big decision comes varying degrees of emotion. Add to that a little family crisis and it can be almost overwhelming, feeling like its going to swallow you whole. As most of you know I always jump two feet in, I don’t do small, little bit. If I believe in it, then anything is possible for me. But even with all that faith it can be exhausting to stay true and persevere.
Since nothing is ever done on a small scale, I was working on a top secret project in the background. As the project day approached the wheels on the bus started to fall off. Reeling from the changes I scrambled to come up with plan B, when a co-conspirator in the project offered his Dad as a subject. Immediately I jumped at it.. not knowing a thing about his father, I just knew that we would work it out. Its amazing how the universe takes care of us, just when you literally think you can’t handle anymore it drops a little nugget in your lap to help. The bigger reward came later when I met this kind hearted gentleman with a beautiful soul. He wore his Packer’s hoodie, a recent gift from his son, he joked about being a tough subject, that he wasn’t photogenic like the previous subjects. I listened. I heard the nerves. Then I asked about his story.. and the magic happened.
This man met the love of his life over 33 years ago.. it was an office romance. He was the established sales guy with the fancy car and she was the new receptionist with the bright smile. Before long he had swept her off her feet. They have two beautiful children and two grandchildren. Life hasn’t always been easy for this father but he has rode the roller coaster of life with love in his heart and a strong faith. It may of been a short session but it was certainly sweet. Thanks for stepping up to help a girl out.