I arrived at their house greeted by the baby of the family, all of 7 years old. She slipped her arms around my pregnant belly in a gentle hug. I hadn’t seen her since she was a toddler but she gave me a hint of what I’d get to photograph that day.
(Lots of hand-holding, warm gazes, love.)
Her 4 siblings buzzed around me. My long-time friends, Sean & Laura, stole bits of grown-up conversation with me while everyone got ready.
Their oldest had just graduated high school.
Would soon be leaving for military training for a stretch of about 4 months.
And when he returned his mom knew things would be different, because he would be
Different good, but different.
Even though she welcomed the coming change with graciousness & pride in her son, this was a stop-motion family shoot. This was pictures of her family right now, a slice of time.
Because it always starts with mom&dad ….
Thank you Burrough family, for such open arms, for your fearless loving ways, and for reminding me that they’re supposed to grow up.
Happy to be so,