Touching moment at first glance.
Man is simple in his original nature – to love and be loved. This is the beauty of the face of God and Love that I have had the honor of witnessing over the years.
Lake Wawasee and the her annual turtle hunt along with the reassurance of love and commitment from her family are but two of Julie’s sources of great joy.
And then there I am with my camera, commissioned to record these moments for all time. Changed again, I take it in and produce a portrayal that encapsulates this family’s story. I see cause and effect … and see beauty and love beyond measure
Ben you were two maybe three years old when I first had the opportunity to photograph you. Your eyes have not changed. Precious Ben and Andrew in their sailor suits at The Acorn Farm still stands out in my mind. Then the family sessions, chess game photos with your dad, Ellie coming home. All the while, your mom smiling with her patient and kind demeanor. What a trip seeing you guys grow up and face life as it has rolled out. Your family is solidly anchored to my life as a photographer, as friend. It has been a pleasure to watch you grow Ben. I wish you every prayer for your continued success in this life. Thomas Wolfe said ‘we are the sum of all the moments of our lives’, it has been an honor to witness and record for you guys some really good ones over the years.
God bless you every single day Ben.