This session was very special to me for a couple of reasons. First of all, Kailyn and her family live right across the street from us and I have known her since she was in pre-school. I’m pretty sure that I just dated myself but I had to make light that she has grown up into a wonderful, beautiful, thoughtful and special young lady. Secondly, I photographed her and her family a few years back under very different circumstances. Her mother was fighting for her life and was in need of a double lung transplant. She had always wanted me to take family photos of them but they were always so busy, it was too hot….you know the drill. But she decided that no matter what, they were going to have them done. So we ventured out to a local bridge, oxygen tank in tow and it finally happened. I’m not going to lie, it was a somber session but I know she was thankful to finally have it done. Fast forward a few years, Kari received a lung (thanks to the kindness of organ donors which is something that is near and dear to my heart) and she is here to see her oldest graduate. I’m getting chills just typing this up.
We decided to split up the session and do a morning one at the same bridge and an urban one in downtown Denton at sunset. I knew Kari would let me be creative with these so it was GAME ON! Here’s just a few of my favorites: