Have you ever known someone and thought "I wonder what her family is like"? Well, until a few weeks ago, this is what I often wondered about Dana. You see, Dana has that personality that just grabs you. She is witty and fun and always so confident. I often wondered about the type of family in which she was raised, whether they were all such vibrant people, whether they were all so wonderful. In meeting them for our session together, I was finally able to see for myself!
Or should I say smell, as I was overtaken with the aroma of bacon from the minute I entered their beautiful home! Dana's mom, D, was making breakfast for everyone, and the whole house smelled amazing. This of course, while she was dressed impeccably! And what a wonderful woman. She was easy-going, friendly, welcoming, and so vibrant! We chatted easily as the rest of the family floated in and out, getting ready, fixing hair bows, finding shoes, soothing toddlers. The woman never batted an eye. Wow, I was awestruck.
I can go on and on about this family, the beautiful children (Dana's nephew Christopher gave me a geography lesson with the globe- he's only six!), the lovely grandmother, the beautiful Brianna, and so much more. I am no longer surprised at Dana's wonderful personality, though I will always continue to be touched by it.
A few of my favorites from our time together.
Thank you, Dana, for inviting me to photograph your family. I had a great time! Tell your mother I'll be back for coffee and more chit chat soon I hope!