Ahhhh finally getting to post this session. Awesome family. They came prepared with a picnic, hot chocolate, blanket, books… and why not end the day with a little fly fishing. Thanks to the kind gentleman for sharing your pole. So thoughtful!
I am just struck by the sheer amount of generosity I have seen lately. I have watched a mom of 5 who struggles to make ends meet who takes her children each day and does random acts of kindness for strangers and friends alike. A stranger who hands over his fishing rod to children he doesn’t know to give them an opportunity to fish. Children who give up their gifts so someone else with a greater need will have something under the tree. Countless act of kindness. I could never list them all. So much giving and sacrificing happening every day. I’m humbled and I am learning so much from all of you. Nick Onken is no different. I have been following Nick’s work for quite sometime now. I was introduced to him back in LA about 5 years ago. He has a kind soul and is by far one of the most talented photographers in the business. The one thing that really struck me is how much he gives back. He writes a blog for other photographers and teaches them what he has learned. Who does that? Another thing I found quite moving was the charity he helped create called Pencils of Promise. When he posted pictures of his recent trip just a day ago I knew I wanted to share. In this season of giving and being grateful I thought this was a cause worth directing attention to. A little goes such a long way with these kids.
I am definitely no foodie but I do know a GREAT tasting waffle when I eat one. This kind gentlemen came from Belgium and brought with him the BEST tasting frites (fries. must eat with his special fry sauce) and waffles. It’s the Krispy Kreme of the waffle world. Best part… you can eat it with your hands. No syrup. No butter. Fresh fruit, ice cream, and a little chocolate if you prefer. Bruges. Try it. If you don’t love it, I’ll gladly eat your left overs:)
There is just something so endearing about little boys. Couldn’t help but laugh throughout this session. Pure enjoyment watching these younger two interact. The girls were equally as darling. It was neat to watch their relationship with each other and their dad. Lucky kids to have such a good father. Thanks Jess for the laughs and for the opportunity to shoot alongside you once again.