There are days in your life that shakes you to the core, that change who you are, that you know from this day forward, you will never be the same person as you were yesterday. These days are often surrounding birth and death. One of these days, for me, was June 13,2007. 11 years ago. When I was a naive girl in my mid-twenties who thought I knew it all and ready take the world by storm, when one phone call stopped me in my tracks. It was the day I lost my father. It has been 11 years, and I have learned to live in a world without him. It’s no longer a day of sadness,the raw emotion has faded. It’s now a day of reflection. My father & I did not have the best relationship and our mutual stubbornness hindered us from forgiveness and moving on and cost us so much precious time. So my psa today is to forgive, to love, and to be present in the moment. Because tomorrow is never promised. I know that this day, 11 years ago, shaped me in many ways including in my work. I think that is why I have chosen to photograph the beautiful relationship between a parent and a child. Because it is one of the most sacred relationships we will ever have. I’m not sharing this for sympathy, I am just sharing my truth. An inside look into my story. Today, for me, is a day of reflection, of remembrance, and of celebration of all the moments I am blessed to have with the ones I love.
This image of my father & me is my absolute favorite. Taken at our family lake house in Maine. It is one of the most sacred possessions I own.
Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.
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