I’ve really fallen in love with portrait work. Not headshots per se, but portraits – something more intimate with meaning and depth, and I find myself having a hard time explaining the difference between the two until just recently thanks to my friend, Mark.
He’s a remarkable human being, loving father, cancer survivor, baker, bed and breakfast owner, life enthusiast, and dear friend…he’s pretty much unstoppable and my family and I are lucky to have him in our lives. He’s also humble so he’s mostly likely blushing at the mere mention of his name.
When I asked him what he was looking for in a portrait, he said that he wanted something that his children can remember him by. After my heart recovered from the weight of his words, I knew right there and then that that’s how I want to move forward as a photographer and as a person in the grand scheme of things.
Thanks, Mark, for always reminding us of what’s important in life. You’re an inspiration and I hope that our session does justice to your request.
If anyone ever needs a respite in life, I urge you to take a visit to the redwoods at Elim Grove and give Mark a warm hello for me. His Americanos alone are worth the drive.