It was a birthday celebration for Bernadette. Family and friends from all over where coming to celebrate. Bernadette had a request for her birthday, a photo of her three children. Her daughter Lucy set to task to make that happen. I am so grateful she chose me. I was warned that they didn’t like photos and picked the option of having me there with them for a bit more time to get the more relaxed shots of them all as well as some more tradition photos (the ones we all dread having taken…but are ever so grateful for). Lucy had described her family as joyous. They certainly are. There is also an incredible amount of big love amongst them. Even though they may all live in different towns there is so much connection.
Bernadette is so “present” and engaged in each of their lives. She knows her children. She knows her grandchildren. I watched how she had a different relationship with each and how playful all her grown up children are with her.
Thank you so much for allowing me to come and photograph your morning together…and that none of you told me to get our of your face even though you may have felt like it! x