I’ve photographed Rachel and Slate’s family since Lily was an only child and through university graduations, two houses, several pets, career changes and the addition of two gorgeous boys. Every year when I return to this family I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitiude to be their story teller. Their lives are not only recorded in memories but albums looked through over and over, albums that will be passed down with stories told about August’s birth in their first home, Lily’s innate ability to nurture anyone around her (especially babies) and the long journey that brought Sol home. And now, there will the added memories of a mom who gave you baths in the sink and made baking cherry pies an afternoon worth everything, a dad who took the time to throw rocks with you in a pond at the garden center and a hammock where the two of you would snuggle into and laugh at one another.
Rachel and Slate, thank you for letting me record your family story.