Meet my Family! (This is where I come from!)
I am so lucky. I come from a family full of love and laughter. When I decided to move to the States my parents supported me fully. They knew what I was meant to be doing well before I did and when I finally discovered my path, they congratulated me on finally getting up to date with the rest of them.
They are the ones I miss every waking moment of every day, all week, 365 days of the year. When I am not with them my heart ache and I often get very homesick. It’s hard. It’s not a secret not it has been my biggest challenge in my exciting journey, but no matter how homesick I have been, they are still full of support and they convince me that I am doing the right thing.
So when I started seeing the value of the printed portrait I knew that I needed to have my family with me at all times. I knew I needed to be surrounded by them in my home even though they are thousands of miles away.
Last Christmas my husband and I came to Sweden (where my parents now live) to celebrate Christmas with my entire family. I warned them in advance that I would be bringing my camera, and that I would want to do an actual family session with them. For Christmas I wanted to give them something fantastic and unique.
The Christmas before, I had gifted them albums with portraits of our family from the time when my older sister was born and all the way up to just a few months before Christmas, but this time I wanted to go bigger.
When I came back home to Connecticut, I had the portraits printed and I brought them back with me in April when I was back for a visit. Now the portraits are hanging on my parents walls and soon, they will be hanging on my own walls in my first house.