Countryside Documentary Family Session Since moving to purely documentary family sessions, I won't lie - a LOT of families fell off the map. I struggled with this for a very…
I could see the love in this family. It was as obvious as it was fun, free and completely unconditional. There was a special bond between every member of this family, and whats more, something special between the kids and their partners. The parents drove with me along the beautiful East Coast of Barbados from Cherry Tree Hill to the moody, secluded shores of Cattlewash. We talked about life, love and travels.. They were seriously good people.
She was a bridesmaid at a wedding I had photographed, and in the limo ride to the ceremony, we chatted photography. She had the most glorious smile, and I said to myself while talking to her, I would LOVE to photograph this girl.
There is not enough good that I can say about this family. We met for coffee and talked about her session, her twins, her dad who recently passed away, and everything else in between. She mirrored my why: she knew how precious it was to make photos of these fleeting moments. We understood each other in a way that was rare.
When we met on skype, there was such a warmth radiating from my screen.. They way she talk about her family, her kids, her husband, it was full of love and adoration. When we met on the beach with their beautiful furry, I immediately fell in love with all of them.
They were leaving the island for Pakistan in a matter of days. They realized that after living here for four years, they hadn't one family photo on this rock. I managed to juggle things around and got them in.
The skype phone was ringing and as soon as it said "connected", there was a huge smile on the other end. Erin had the most infectious grins I had ever seen. I spoke to her and her mom as we discussed their documentary session during their vacation here in Barbados. One thing that they emphasized, was their love for dancing. I don't think I could have been happier when I read this (coming from a girl who has "dance like no one is watching tattooed on her arm!).
I have the most incredible job in the world. First and foremost, I am a photographer in Barbados. I'm lucky enough to have a job that affords me time to be with my family, to go watch their school plays and afternoon activities, to be able to travel with my husband and second shooter to photograph families and weddings. It rocks, I won't even lie.
I'd never been seriously fishing before, but in the last couple months, I've had this urge to catch what I eat. I know, it sounds totally barbaric, but I think it's worse to catch, maim and release it back into the water partially damaged. I'm a firm believer of respecting nature, and honoring the life that's been given to you for food. In comes the fishing.