Begging you to sit for a portrait on the wall .. To hang in the dark of some parliamentary hall

I take thousands upon thousands of photos for couples and families that hire me to document special times in their lives ..  But I don’t take near enough photos of my family.   Sure I document Christmas and reunions and other celebratory occasions .. but the day to day I often let go recorded only with my iPhone and shared on Facebook or Instagram.  It’s something that I’m trying to change.

A few days ago I had an engagement shoot reschedule so I invited my mom and dad to come to Baltimore to visit one of my new favorite parks.  They brought my nephew Davey with them and we spent the afternoon running around in the woods, throwing giant rocks in the stream and ‘damaging leaves’ as Davey likes to say.

My parents will be celebrating 38 years of marriage in 2 weeks.   I thought it was a perfect reason to get some long overdue photos taken.

When I saw this first photo in the back of my camera I knew it was going to be one of my new favorite photos of them.  I just stared and thought ‘these 2 people are so beautiful’.  Oh I love them so much.

Blog title lyric from ‘Ottoman’ by Vampire Weekend .. listen to it here.

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