Have you ever had one of those days when it seems like the whole world is just crumbling down on you? And now matter what you do, you just can’t seem to move along? Or sometimes, we just don’t feel like we really have anybody to lean on to? I’ve had a ton of those days. And living here in the Bay Area without my immediate family makes it tougher sometimes to put a smile back on and remain positive. But I don’t give up because no matter what, I know that I have some folks that will be there for me through thick or thin…. I call them, my family. We all define family differently: some of us define it by the blood that runs through our veins, some by virtue of marriage and some by a pure feeling of connection with another person. My family is comprised of my two boys, then my parents, my brother, my sister and brother-in-law. Then there are my closest friends who I DO consider as family. Collectively, they are a part of who I am and who I will be within the coming years ahead. If family was a piece of art, they make up the brushes and the colors and the different strokes that grace my canvas. Sometimes, it is easy for us to forget to celebrate our family. And when we do, we think of elaborate ways of doing it: a vacation, a dining experience at a nice restaurant, etc. But what about celebrating our family, or the fact that we know we are not alone in a way that is lasting? How about celebrating our families and our connections through photographs?
On one Sunday, this is exactly what the Harts did. There was no big event to celebrate, no fancy place to go to, just the fact that it was a sunny morning (a rarity these days it seems like) and that both Kasie and Matt wanted to make sure they have a memory of this day when the kids are young, playful and just plain beautiful. They wanted to celebrate their family, their being together. They wanted to celebrate this time in their life and capture it in a way that it lasts for more than a day. This is them today...year 2011, on one Sunday morning. Here are some of their photos from the family photo shoot:
Priceless:Just a moment in time. This very moment would have been gone, but not anymore.