I had the privilege last fall of photographing a family that had not had their picture taken together since the adult children were very young. The session was a gift to the parents from their daughter who was seeing her children graduate and leave home. They decided on doing a session with just the immediate family – mom, dad, daughter, & two sons. Even though the sons weren’t crazy about the idea (and had to miss part of a Nebraska football game) they were cooperative and we had a fun session together. Sadly, last week the mom passed away. I feel so honored to have been able to give them not only a lasting image of them together as a family but was able to help them create more memories that I am sure bring a smile to their face when they think about their family session together. The boys liked to pick on their sister and it made both mom & dad laugh. We did some images of just mom & dad together as well and it was apparent that their love of each other for over 50 years was very real. Love and commitment is a priceless gift to give to children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and generations to come. I love what I do and I feel very blessed to be a part of creating memories for people to love and cherish. Family……a gift created by God.