When I went to Switzerland the summer I turned 17, I had my dad’s old Minolta SLR. It, of course, was a film camera with a rudimentary light sensor. And, there was nothing automatic about it. Taking the photos was a labor of love and sometimes my subjects didn’t want to sit still long enough while I focused and changed the shutter speed or f-stop. So, I captured a lot of landscapes. But, what landscapes! I couldn’t take a bad one. Why? Because it’s Switzerland and it’s unbelievably gorgeous.
And so, now, even though I still shoot in manual with natural light, albeit with a much nicer digital SLR, I still happen upon beautiful subjects. Some people are hard to mess up. This family was like that. They are beautiful people. And since I’ve known them for over 12 years, I know they aren’t just beautiful on the outside, but also inside.
And, by the way, I couldn’t look this good 30+ weeks pregnant. I am trying to keep my envy in check, though.