Tacoma documentary photographer- The S. Family

July 4, 2016

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends.- Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, no. 68

When I spend time with families in their homes, I marvel at how unique they are. The way they spend their time, the food they eat, the way they talk to each other, whether their houses are loud and rambunctious or quiet and orderly…or a bit of both. Each family and each home is a microcosm of the world, a little world unto itself, really, that I get to step into for a few hours at a time.

The S. family was so easy to be with. They are nothing but genuine, and the attention and presence they had for each other and for their son was so refreshing. It is a unique challenge and rewarding, telling the story of a family in a true way. Of course there is so much more than this little blog post and these images that represent who they are. But I hope that this serves as a time capsule they can look back on and remember this exact stage of life and what it felt like, what their home looked like, how they loved each other. Their life is full.  Of light and love and grace…and packages filled with German chocolate (thanks for sharing!)

Thank you, S. family, for trusting me with your story and inviting me in. Can’t wait to watch as the next chapters unfold. And also, I think I might be running low on chocolate.




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