I know Rebekah’s contacted you and you’ve seen her response to your pictures, but I wanted to personally tell you how much I appreciate you. The only disappointment I had from the day was the cold and the wind. I think we were going to get crazy pictures regardless—that’s just who we are! I just wish that the weather would have cooperated. But this year hasn’t went the way I wanted and I feel that our photo shoot represented our year well. And even through the unpredictable, you captured these moments well.
You have a wonderful gift and your gift isn’t just taking pictures. Your personality pulls out the fun in us all and you allow us to be ourselves where we almost forget that we’re being photographed.
You also have a way of not only capturing all the right moments, but you capture the secret moments as well—Boston glancing behind when no one else is looking, the kids in the playroom that neither of us were aware of, behind the scene photos like our eccentric kitchen speakers. :) You also may not know, but there’s a picture of Boston and Brooklyn close up, our hands are in the picture keeping them together, and around Rebekah’s wrist is a bracelet that represents Beckett. She didn’t tell you or me, but you captured all 3 of our kids in that photo without even knowing it!
Your personality behind the camera, your gift of capturing the moments, your editing skills, and your hard work to get them back soon makes you a 5-star photographer! You’re worth the money and the time!” – Brian
Every time I read Rebekah and Brian’s response to receiving their family photos, my eyes well up. Why? Because I am overwhelmed with the goodness of God for bringing such amazing people into my life and also to know that the heart of my business is recognized- that is amazing to me. On top of that, to have known this family the past two years and to have taken their family photos last year has been a true privilege. To have witnessed what they’ve been through this year and to see how strong and faithful they remain inspires me and reminds me why photographs matter.
To read more about the Wright’s story, click here. To give only a brief recap, I photographed the Wrights last year when they were a family of 5. This year, they are a family of 4. I want to do my very best in protecting this family so haven’t shared anything they haven’t already shared publicly. The Wrights have decided to be transparent from the very beginning so that others might gain strength from their journey and so that others might see the faithfulness of God through even the worst tragedies of life. Please do click the link above to read their story.
As Brian mentioned in his email, this year didn’t go to plan for them. It wasn’t an easy year, it wasn’t a picture perfect year but they have retained joy and strength as a family through it all. I don’t believe it was a coincidence that Storm Brian decided to hit North Wales the very weekend we planned this photo shoot. The wind blew fiercely at 70mph. The rain poured down. The waves surged and flooded the beachfront. I can’t help but think this was a demonstration of their year- it was a storm. A storm they didn’t see coming, yet God brought them through. The photos of Brooklyn and Boston holding each other tight and the 4 of them laughing together just reflects their unity as a family through their loss. What an incredible declaration. I feel beyond privileged to have captured it in photographs.
Here are only a few of my favorite moments from their session… until next year Wright family!
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. (Psalm 46:1-3,7)