When I first met Susan in passing in the lobby of our building, we said hello, and road the elevator to our respected floors. I remember that her smile never left her face even as she wrangled her little boy, with another on the way, and the family pup.
Over the years that we have lived together in the same building. Both of us experiencing moves within the building. Both watching each other's families grow. Both of us excited as our friendship develops. We both respect each other immensely and look to one another for support as we navigate work, families, and life. We also share a love of travel and art. So when Susan asked me to photograph her family, it was an absolute honor.
The Kalyanpur boys are full of life and exploration. If there is no fun to be found, they create it! I am quite sure that comes from the adventures they encounter all over the world with their parents. Their session took place in Central Park and was full of laughter, running, and bubbles! We explored the trails of the North Wood and chased bubbles along The Loch. You could see just how much the youngest adored his brother; mimicking his every move. Every frame I shot, felt like a keeper as the connection between the family simply radiates through the lens.
On the day I was culling Susan's images, I ended up ringing her to say I was spinning my wheels attempting to narrow them down. That night we spent hours chitchatting, going through all the photographs from her session, and enjoying reliving the afternoon.
I am so thankful to have a "job" that allows me to the opportunity to grow deeper friendships. A "job" requires me to capture the love between a family. A "job" that gives me the ability to show them how beautiful they are.