Our son, George, has special needs. He has tons of energy and a very short attention span. One of the things I was searching for in a family photographer was someone who 'gets it'. Someone who looks beyond the actions of a child to see into their heart. Someone who looks at both of our kids and captures the love they have for each other. What Michelle does is extraordinary. She isn't a photographer. She is an artist with a heart of gold and a vision that will take your breath away."-Cathy Cunningham
I've been looking back through images of the Cunningham Family that I've helped to create (their free spirits and fire for life make the images complete), and I can't help but get emotional. For the past 5 years, I've been one of the luckiest gals in the world, to get the opportunity to know these kiddos, their parents, their fur babies. I've been to their home, we've played in the park, and they have such a big place in my heart. And as much as I'm completely moved by Cathy's words…to me, loving them is like breathing. Check out some of my favorite pictures of the Cunningham Family from the past 5 years. I think you'll see that if my pictures have heart, it's because of what's being shared in front of me.
Aren't they pretty much the greatest?! So much love for this family.
When I'm photographing people, we have a conversation. We play, we run, we laugh, and we go on adventures, together. I create images the way I do because we're on the same level-and I see you as you are, all human and awesome. I see you the way the people that love you see you, as your best self, alive, happy and perfectly you.
Coming up this week:
This coming Friday is National Good Samaritan Day. I'll have a post to share on that, later this week. But in the meantime, I hope you're living somewhere where you can get out and enjoy this awesome weather. That's what we're getting ready to do!
I can be your family/people photographer, too, if you'd like. Drop me an email to get on my Spring schedule (now that the weather is changing, schedules start to fill up, pretty quickly) for relaxed, interactive portraits and/or a documentary/storytelling session.