One of the things I love about being a photographer is meeting new people and getting to know them through my camera. I met this Ahwatukee family and really enjoyed our time together, seeing the different family bonds and capturing their family in a way that maybe hasn’t been done before. I think in the digital world we live in now, it’s hard to remember that selfies and social media photos aren’t necessarily what we’ll have to look back on 10, 20, 30 years from now to see who we are. Those ways of sharing photos, while common and instant, don’t truly reflect relationship and don’t feel as permanent as taking the time to have a professional photo session. I don’t know, none of us do, what will happen to all of our photos and digital sharing as things continue to evolve at such a crazy pace. Doing family photo shoots like this, gives everyone a chance to slow down, interact, reflect and really share with me their love for one another. It was my honor to be let in for a brief time to create lasting photos that they have already been able to share with the ones they love.