We got a call from this family. They needed to do a portrait session asap. Then they told me why…
“Dad found out he has cancer and they don’t know how much longer he will be with us.” I paused for a sec. and tried to comprehend what this poor family has been going through. One last portrait with dad. My heart literally broke for them over the phone. The day of the shoot, we were amazed by the love they had for each other. Everyone stayed positive and upbeat. Everyone stayed strong and enjoyed what time they still had with their father and husband.
This was a reminder to me how important our job is as photographers. At weddings, we always try to get a few extra shots of grandma and grandpa. I’ve had clients contact me years after a wedding saying this was the last time grandma was photographed, do you happen to have anymore?
Life is short, stop and take a few photos.
with love and condolences,
Brian + Jennifer