TOGETHER, STANDING STRONG - BETHLEHEM, GA
BIG FAMILY | 07.15.14
Never underestimate the power of family, especially during difficult times. We all know that there isn't a perfect family, but that doesn't mean it can't feel perfect. This title photo perfectly portrays this family. Each person unique but everyone together. What brought them together for this session is even stronger than togetherness. Ron (pictured in the center) has cancer. But cancer isn't what brought this family together. Love brought them together, and will keep them together during this season of life.
Ron is the glue of this family, which makes it even more fitting that he's perfectly centered in the photo. Maybe that's what makes this session so special. I know this family because well they are kind of family to me as well (through Joseph and Teresa). In the few times that I've been with Ron, I've noticed a peaceful and gentle spirit from him. This day was no different. In fact, that same demeanor was contagious to his family. For a time that could be crushing or defeating, it was the opposite. Our time together was filled with laughs, smiles, big family hugs, tickle fights.
These photos are a celebration of life. Almost laughing in the face of the uncertain. I close the same way I began. Never underestimate the power of family. Regardless the outcome in the future, there's a lot to celebrate here - love, life, happiness, friendship, inside jokes, strength, humor, thoughtfulness, marriage, youth, past, and future. Just like this photo suggests - this family is together, standing strong.