Sunday, August 23, 2009

OpLove Session - Tehachapi, CA

Dear "M,"

It was an honor and privilage to meet you and your beautiful family. I cannot begin to image the rush of emotions going through you this weekend as you soak up every last hug and kiss you possibly can...but it was a joy to watch you with your daughter, and I hope having these memories will help make the months ahead just that much easier...

...I know when my husband was gone, it was all the little "everyday" moments with him that I missed the most. When Liz and I stumbled upon this apple orchard, we immediately thought this would be the perfect location- beautiful, quite, and perfectly "American." I didn't want anything "posed" for you...I wanted you to have those honest little moments with "S" to keep close to your heart. I hope you love them....

...your daughter is so beautiful. There's no doubt she's your world and light...

And while a photograph cannot tickle like a butterfly kiss, or hold your hand, it can certainly warm your heart...

I admire your strength, "M." I hope these months go by quickly for you, and that'll you'll keep in touch. The words "thank you" are not enough to say to any soldier, ever...but seriously, thank you. I look forward to hearing you're home safe & sound.
These are just a sneek peak for you... I'll have your gallery online shorty!

(just two little memories of how cute her little hands and feet are - and how those feet are just not wanting to stand still! hehehe)

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  1. M - beautiful pictures...talent personified ...I am struck by the hands photo. I like the way they are so natural, not poised. The family picture by the fence is another of my favorites. Of course, I have trouble picking favorites because I love all of your work. Oh, the shoe with the tutu! I want to get a copy of that and add that remark like the one I have on my calendar by the kitchen: Life's Short. Buy the damn shoes! Love you, sweetie!

  2. oh man, made me teary lookin at them! God bless that mama!

    Jessica M