Not all assignments I take on are joyful. There are the phone calls I receive that send my mind in to overdrive. I was always taught to do what you can for others and time is the perfect gift to give when you can’t do anything else. Some situations are so heart wrenching that I have to do everything I can to keep my composure and work through what’s happening. It’s not easy to see Parents grieve a stillborn child, to feel the heaviness in the room and the desperate looks on their faces.
For me there is also beauty in sorrow…I have photographed some very special people who were taken from this world too soon. Photographing families with a sick child or parent may not sound like a perfect way to spend your afternoon. But it is…for one precious hour or two, everyone is perfect and everything is normal.
Yesterday was World Autism Day...Several of my littlest clients have Autism. Although there are challenges that come along with photographing kids with Autism like knowing I need to hit the gym to keep up with their energy and remembering they are running the photo shoot...not me. I just want to say "thank you" to all the awesome parents out there who invite me in to their lives and let me make memories with your families.
If you are ever interested in donating to a charity....check out the following:
http://www.facebook.com/events/349208251790171/ - $50,000 for Joey's 50th