When I was segueing from sport to lifestyle and portrait photography, I decided to offer 'a Year and the Life package' to clients. The package would consist of a series of 4 sessions documenting the family's life journey throughout the year. Families could schedule those sessions around milestone events: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sporting Events, Births, etc. At the end the year, the photos would be bundled in to a hardbound book.
Naturally, I recruited (ok...bullied) my BFF Sarah and her hubby Scott to be my test subjects. Over the course of the year and a half this amazing family braved through roller coaster of events: job changes, a graduation, the birth of their 4th child, cancer, grueling rounds of chemo, baseball games, volleyball matches, and the road to recovery.
For their final shoot in this series, we celebrated normalcy. There was loudness, laughter, and lots of smiles. Moody teenagers. Toddler tantrums. Sarah's hair is growing back. Scott, Sarah and children are healthy. Life couldn't be any more beautiful.