Sometimes people show up in your life just when you need them. For me that is the Dudley’s. I’d known Carl and Lori for many years. But when tragedy struck my life they showed up and supported me in so many ways. Whether it’s having me over for dinner, staying up late helping me process my many painful life questions or supporting my love of photography the Dudley’s have been amazing friends. So when they asked if I could take their family photos I was honored to have the opportunity to give back to them.
It was fun watching Carl and Lori interact with their children and grandchildren. I got to see a different side of them as they acted silly to get the little ones to smile, or helped their daughters organize the large number of people. It was one of those sessions where you can see the love and familiarity of a family that moves in and out of each others lives.
Carl and Lori, thank you so much for your unfailing support and for the honor of photographing your family.