June 10, 2010 · Families
When you are going to meet clients, make sure you are very specific about the location. This way, you don’t spend the first few minutes on the phone with them saying, “I’m by the bathrooms next to the person selling the hippy t-shirts” and the other person, “I see the bathrooms, but no hippies.” Thankfully for me, my clients for the day were uber cool (yes, I still say uber) and sweet and let my embarrassing moment pass with big smiles. And they only got even sweeter from there.
Our hour together, once we found each other, was a blast! We got soaking wet in the high tide, averted a bee sting, lost a shoe and got to climb on funky trees!
Eli and Victoria (the girls) are about the same age apart as me and my little sister, Valerie – about 17 years apart. By the way Eli and Victoria simply interacted with each other, you could just see how much they care for each other in a way that only sisters can. It’s a blessed, unique and special relationship.
The family has also endured a lot. They lost a son several years ago but wanted to include and honor him in their family portraits. So they all wore necklaces that they had specially made with his fingerprint engraved in them. I thought this was such a touching thing to do…It literally made me choke up…