There is a bit of history between the Joles family and the Myerowitz family. We owe these folks a great deal. I’ll get to that in a minute. I’ll start with the subject at hand: family portraits.
We first photographed the Myerowitz family during the Thanksgiving weekend in 2011. That was a wild day, full of laughter and a certain Sesame Street song, and the day’s importance was palpable. Gail knew we were capturing a small slice, a brief moment in the family’s story because life keeps rolling, building, and changing.
Once upon a time, in a stable far, far away, there was a beautiful, auburn-haired girl who loved horses. She could ride, she could jump, and she could muck out a stall with a smile. One day, she met a handsome young man who loved horses, too. As luck would have it, he owned a ton of race horses. He took one look at that gorgeous, feisty ginger and knew he had found his true love and a crack stable hand. A few dozen times to the winner’s circle and a diamond ring later and they were engaged. A match made in heaven.
What can I say about this child that isn’t adorably obvious? She’s not quite four months old yet, and watching her change and grow is marvelous. A blessing. She is really grinning now, not just grinning really, more like glowing. Honestly, she lit up the whole studio.
And, yes, that hair!
I love the hues and gentle edges in these images. All soft and sweet and snuggly. Like Ellie.
To the Moon and Back. A phrase from a children’s book and quoted everywhere and absolutely indicative of how we feel about this bunch.
The County gave us a chilly and gray morning for the Estey family portrait session, but when you live in Northern Maine, you laugh in the face of nippy weather. And so we did. Bouncy grandchildren, happy parents, a good dog, a whole pile of cats, and a tremendous amount of love – that’s life at Grammie and Grampies’ house. What a wild and wonderful place to grow up!
Hope and Jim, to the moon and back.