There is no better feeling than getting an inquiry from someone you admire, especially when they've been a champion of LGBTQ families in Wyoming. Hannah was a local pastor, and I originally met her during a legislative committee meeting where LGBTQ issues were being discussed.
So I was thrilled when she got in touch to ask about a family session for her, her wife, and their two kids at Holliday Park, near their home. Their family had spent many, many, MANY hours there during the start of the pandemic, with a toddler and very new baby. They wanted to document their time and memories in the park before heading out on a cross-country move.
(Normally I wouldn't provide so many details about someone's home location, especially someone in a prominent position who speaks out on social issues. But Hannah and her family moved out of state shortly after these photos were taken, and gave me permission to share them once that had happened.)
While I'm sad to see their family go, I am so incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to spend the evening with them. I couldn't have asked for a more picture perfect Wyoming summer night to send them on their way!
Being a family photographer for the last 8 years has taught me a lot, but the lesson I've found to be most powerful is that families really do come in all shapes and sizes. I have photographed single parent families, families with stepparents, adoptive families, poly families, chosen families and LGBTQ families. What matters most isn't the makeup of the family, but the connection and joy present in those who are happy to be in each other's company.
For more information on my family sessions, you can head to my family session info page. I'm eager to hear your story!
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