I took this photo of you just weeks before you left us. I was so excited to take your portraits in front of the pink wallpaper. I didn't tell you this, but I had been planning it for years. I had always loved the pink wallpaper. And the way the light from the big window hits the wall. One day, when I first got into portrait photography, I envisioned a photo of you here. The idea didn't come to fruition until that day when we were cleaning out your house and I forced everyone to take pictures before you moved out. The real thing was even better than I imagined. I saved editing the pink wallpaper photos for last. I squealed as I edited them. They were SO you. Delicate and lovely and fun and Grammie.
That day is a fond memory for me. It was exhausting going through all your stuff, and we didn't get much done. But it was the last time I saw you. I made a playlist for you while Momma and I were driving to your house. The first song I put on it was "Wouldn't it Be Loverly" from My Fair Lady. I put the playlist on shuffle while we started cleaning. You and I were going through the linen cabinet when the song came on. You looked at me with your mouth wide open in the biggest smile. I can still see your face.
Weeks later, you were in the hospital. I was nervous for you, but honestly not as scared as I should have been. There was no way you could die. You were Grammie. It wasn't possible.
Days later, I was at a friend's birthday dinner. I got a call from Daddy. I had to leave early. I prayed the whole way home that we could make it to Dallas before it happened. You couldn't go yet. When I walked into the house, Daddy hugged me and we all cried. Looking back, I'm glad the pink wallpaper is the last memory I have of you.
It still doesn't feel real. When I walked into your house the first time after you were gone, I looked for you all day. I would hear your voice around the corner. "Hey, baby-dear." Every time I get excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I automatically think of you. I think about sitting across the table from you and Granddaddy at Thanksgiving, and how excited I am to go to your house for Rueben's on Christmas Eve. And then I remember.
When I sat down to write this post, it was so I could share a beautiful set of images. I almost just wrote another one of my short, detached blog posts so I wouldn't have to think about it. But now I'm glad I didn't. It's all out there.
I love you,
Friends!! As I'm continuing to catch up on blogging these sessions, I figured today was as good as any for a cute lil sister session! I had such a blast shooting with the Hurst sisters!
Happy Sunday, friends! Today I'm sharing another fun portrait session from my Hurricane Harvey fundraiser.
Xochitl was so fun to work with!! She has such a sweet, gentle spirit that I really loved capturing in these portraits! We did this session in the trails at Eureka Park which was such a gorgeous location! The light coming through the tree's was EVERYTHING!!!!
Y'ALL. I'm am so hype to finally share this session!! When I decided to start catching up on blogging all my sessions, I knew I wanted to share this one first. This is my pal Whitney--she's one of my sister's best friends and also one of the prettiest and kindest humans alive. We did this portrait session as part of my fundraiser to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims and I'm so glad Whitney scheduled to have portraits done!!
Okay, so now I'll shut up and just let these gorgeous photos speak for themselves. :)