One of my latest Austin family photography sessions reminded me of the powerful role of a photographer’s work. It also challenged me to think a lot about “light”, how I need it in my work and personal life.
For a brief moment this past Sunday, I got to witness a grieving family marveling at the fading light. God really was showing off that day as he presented MK with her favorite hues of pinks and purples among the gorgeous sunset. (I also brought her balloons in these colors not knowing they were her favorites.) The “golden hour” had passed by the time I snapped this photo, but I knew it was one I had to capture. It’s a simple, fleeting moment like this which many take for granted that the Kellers now savor each day.
The older three children quickly disassembled from their enforced immobility after a few clicks of the shutter. As they went about with their playful giggles, despite the absence of light, I couldn’t help wondering how many of these subjects the photo itself will outlive. I feel very honored to have distilled a few of the family’s precious memories into photos. I hope that for generations to come, MK’s older siblings will use these treasures to share the story of a brave little girl with a superhero heart.