Looking back at the journey of one's life, it is easy to forget how every choice begins and what influences guide you along the way. I have changed a lot over my life and spent time with so many diverse, colorful and kind people.
This past summer, I was honored with the opportunity to reconnect with a former high school classmate when I was asked to capture her children in a fashion driven photoshoot. Though I hadn't seen Stacy in over 20 years, I delighted in the opportunity to visit her family as they vacationed in Minnesota after years abroad - enjoying a roadtrip to Detroit Lakes and a weekend with three of the most beautiful towheads you have ever seen! (Plus, how can you not love shooting dresses shipped in from an Australian designer just for the occasion!) It was a great time reconnecting and hearing how our journeys had taken us to different places in the world, yet mirrored the same path as parents.
Our session together would take on multiple chapters. First, a vintage style concept influenced by the stories of Box Car Children, then on to the personal interests of each child. From Princesses to Flash to Mermaids, it was a wonderful day in the imagination of children and a series I won't soon forget. Seeing them reminded me how much I adored being a parent and allowing that imagination that brings life and color to our world as adults.
There are many images to come, but for tonight, enjoy a look into our time with Neren, Phillip and Nila.