Wild Thing, I Think I Love You
For Kayla’s family session she wanted a session where she could be barefoot, to really feel the earth, so when we finally came upon a patch of Hawaii's infamous red dirt we just played!
I loved that as we were walking through tall fields of grass daddy (Kris) was singing “we're going hunting for a bear”; it was the sweetest thing capturing Indigo and Ahnika play chase monster with daddy and mommy throughout their session.
We also looked for fairies in the bushes while the youngest kept saying SSSHHH to anyone who started talking while looking for fairies, it was adorable!
Kris deployed the day after the 4th of July, and it got me thinking about how much I love photographing military families with spouses who deploy. I've noticed that so many military families really take the time to appreciate creating lasting memories with their loved ones because they understand how fast it can be taken away.
I can't imagine how that feels.
To send your husband off without a guarantee that he's coming home. I married my husband as a retiree from the army reserve, so I've never had to deal with him leaving on deployment.
Shortly after her session Kayla texted me, "Kris left on Thursday night so this is such a perfect treat to help us through this journey. He was so happy with the photos too, I wasn't expecting that reaction from him. we went past the field on his last day he was like ‘there's our spot’.”
My heart goes out to all military families and the struggles they endure, so that we civilians can sleep safely at home. Your service doesn't go unnoticed, and I will hug my husband much tighter tonight. I'm always so thankful for the lessons my clients teach me.
with all my heart,