I met the mom from this sweet family when she hired Lumina for a new headshot. She shared a story with me that day about how she would really like Family Portraits at Odiorne Point in Rye, NH someday. She went on to tell me how when she first moved to NH with her family it was an overwhelming experience, as is any time of great change in our lives. During this period of great change for her and her family she found solace and peace at Odiorne Point and while at that point family portraits were not necessarily in the budget, she knew that someday they would be.
I was honored when she decided to hire me to photograph her family in a place she held so near and dear to her heart. I could feel the excitement and love throughout the entire session and I knew that these portraits would mean the world to her. I also helped her to create a lovely canvas wall display and a beautiful heirloom album that will be cherished and enjoyed forever.
I believe firmly that the motivation to a hire a photographer should come from the desire to want to celebrate and cherish the love you have for your family. You should want these portraits to enjoy for many years to come, not to share on social media or print on a Christmas Card. Of course, these are both perfectly acceptable (who doesn't love a beautiful Christmas Card!!??), but trust me when the reasons run deeper you will be left with portraits and products that will stop you in your tracks daily as you walk by them on your wall. I will hold this session near and dear to my heart!