Not long after the wedding, however, Amanda's mom had a health scare- an unexpected, scary circumstance that made everyone, myself included, pause and reflect on how easy it is for our everyday normal to become anything but. Come Mother's Day, Amanda knew the perfect gift she wanted to share with her mom- a portrait session for just the two of them, best friends, at their summer home on Lake Winnipesaukee.
I have never done a session like this before, but found myself getting choked up at several points throughout the afternoon imagining what this family had been through since I last saw them. I was grateful in that moment more than most to be a photographer, to observe and share in their beautiful, kind, loving connection.
Thank you so much for asking me to do this, Amanda, and for rocking your wedding outfits (and the stand up paddleboard!) once more. xo