I have been a photographer for over 25 years. I have been sharing with every client the importance of preserving and celebrating family. The above beauty is my mom. The first and only time I have ever photographed her. It was probably the most uncomfortable thing she has done in years but as always she couldn't say no to one of her children. After all she started all this when she bought me my first camera back in 1987!
I couldn't ask people who I don't know, to allow me the privilege of photographing the first person they ever loved without doing it myself. In doing so I gained a new appreciation for what I do. Now my family will forever have this on our wall as a constant reminder of who we are and where we came from. And the lady who cheered us on and drove us all over the world so we could grow to be the men and women we are today.