About a year ago, I started thinking about the fact that I hadn’t had any professional pictures taken since my wedding in 2007. As a single person, you just don’t see much of that. I have no family with kids growing that I need to show off. But, as I was thinking about it, I decided that I wanted to have some done. I wanted photos of Arthur and I. I felt that I had finally started to live, and I wanted to show people, “See, look, we’re ‘OK’, in some ways, we’re even thriving.”
I had processed these thoughts with my friend and client Rachel, who also happens to be one of the most talented photographers I’ve ever seen. I’ve gotten to hang out with her every five weeks for the last 12 years, and she’s one of my favorite people on the planet. I look forward to the day that she comes down from Ft. Collins, because I never feel like I’m working, I feel like I get to just have girl time hanging out with my friend. She took my engagement photos and my photos for the wedding reception we had in town (the wedding was in Mexico). Her talent leaves me speechless (she’s been featured in The Knot several times!).
So, we decided to do family photos with Arthur and I. There are so many good ones that I don’t know how I’m ever going to choose. I’m so excited!
Rachel, thanks for taking such good care of Arthur and I, for making me feel beautiful, and for somehow finding a way to get an image that communicates all of the complex things that this little animal does for me. His personality totally came across! I couldn’t be happier.
To see her blog posting on Arthur and I, with a few more photos, go here.
And, just for fun, here's one of the engagement photos that she did a million years ago: