I have a lot of fond things to say about these two humans. They are very precious souls to me. But I would actually like to write about how important I think it is to have photographs taken at any and every stage in life, not just the significant moments. Yes, I do LOVE photographing wedding celebrations and brand new babies. Those moments are beautiful and giant in the lives of humans. But being able to document simple evenings of you and your family (however big or small) at home, around your favorite places, and doing things that you love together... I think that those are the moments we will really need help remembering. Photography means so many things to me, but one of the biggest is simply helping capturing a snapshot of your lives so that years and years in the future you can look at these photographs and remember how special life is, no matter what else is going on in the world. The world may be full of madness, but we need to hold onto the good and spread love wherever we are able to do so.
If you know her at all, I hope that you can absolutely hear her laugh from this photograph.
One last note, in honor of the eighth Harry Potter book arriving at my doorstep today, never forget that:
"Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
- Albus Dumbledore