Sometimes your subjects/clients become your friends and other times your friends become your subjects, which is particularly sweet as you have firsthand knowledge of their personalities. Sometimes those friends share your name as well….
I love this family. You’ve seen them before. Patty and John would do anything for you. And although we don’t hug it out, Patty has gotten virtual hugs from a lot of people because she is a problem solver. “If there is a problem, yo I’ll solve it.” (it keeps running through my head, sorry Vanilla Ice-Patty) I mean it. You call her with some sort of issue—whether emotional or literal—and she goes right at it.
And as I hope to become a more frequent blogger (take heed’ cause I’m a lyrical poet) it was important to me to make sure I do something for them that has meaning and captures them. I asked to get the last three years of albums we’ve done and to document them and it is so striking to see the kids grow. I sound like a broken record (check out the hook, while my DJ revolves it ((For goodness sake)))….but that is the best part of my job. I want to make happy memories….really that’s it. I don’t know that I solve any problems, in fact with my indecision I often confuse matters. But I hope that the O’Connors can, in the years to come, look back and see their family and remember them that young, or that time we hung in the at the park or Brookside or drove around the Westside, like here.
Word to your mother.
Oh Siobhany….You and Stella never turn into moody teenagers, ok?These lay flat albums are a beautiful archive to chronicle your family’s life. I think there is nothing more telling then seeing them side by side.