When you are up against the fact that your oldest child will be leaving for two years, you want desperately to have a snapshot of life as you know it right there and right then before it melds and shifts and heaves into something different.
And you know how dads and boys almost never like to be in pictures? (I put the “almost” in there with “never” because there are a few exceptions…in all my years of family photography I think I met three dads who were super gung-ho about the picture taking process. Out of countless families, three isn’t saying a lot!)
And you know what? I will love that Erin forever.
Because she caught things like this:
Let’s check her out again. Now that’s a real smile. She obviously loved Erin too.
Sorry, I just can’t stop!
She did some pretty awesome individual portraits as well:
…and I am in love with them all.