I try to go into every session with an open mind and no expectations of what kind of images I’ll create or what kind of moments the family will share with me. But sometimes something happens in the planning process and I start to think things will go a certain way. To say that this family has been through a lot recently is the understatement of the year. And a conversation with the mama put me in a certain head space about what we’d be able to accomplish. And then the time came. This sweet family showed up and reminded me that these aren’t my stories to tell. Each family has their own relationships and personalities and backgrounds. And they get to decide what they want to share with me. This session had me almost in tears a couple of times. There was so much love and beauty exchanged between these four. Thank you, Fleckensteins, for sharing your hearts with me. I hope you love your images as much as I do!