Beauty in Imperfection

The smell of fresh herbs and veggies just pulled from the earth, the sound of giggles and squeals from a toddler full of life and an old house with squeaky floors and endearing character. A kitchen full of dirty dishes from food made with love, a teenager with both attitude and tenderness and a husband and wife who share a passion for food and love for their family.

This session filled my soul. 

Cheesy? Wouldn't be the first time. :) This evening just filled me with so many feelings that are hard to express. But here's my best shot.

Imperfections, struggles and quirks give our stories color, texture, character and heart. 

If we all lived in brand new, spotless homes with white everything and green plants, if we were all the same size and everything came easy to us, where would the richness be?

Richness comes in variety. Beauty and strength are born from struggle.

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Even though I preach that life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful, sometimes I still get frustrated that my life doesn't look like the ideal, what I think it is "supposed" to look like. 

But diving into someone else's life for an evening and seeing all the beauty in their imperfections was a breath of fresh air. I went away with more compassion and love for all of the many imperfections that give my life color and character. 

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Is there anything more beautiful than an ordinary evening spent in your own backyard with the people you love? I don't think so.

If you want more out of your family photos than standing in a pretty field with matching outfits, bribing kids to smile with candy, then I'm your gal.  

Let's capture the heart and soul of your family. Imperfections and all. Let's make frame worthy photos of the moments you want to remember. I can't wait to hear from you!