When I look back on my photographer career thus far, there are certain sessions and moments that have shaped who I am as a photographer today. The difference between those sessions and my time spent with The Harder Family is that I knew this was a pivotal moment for me as it was happening, it didn't take hindsight to see that.
I was honored to be invited into their home to capture such an important time in their lives. Grateful that I have a career that allows me to witness these private moments. Somber at times, thinking about the reason I was there. Humbled that I was not only photographing the evening, but also invited to sit around the table and eat along with them. I felt admiration for the family, especially their mother and father. And as I drove home, although my eyes were tear-filled, I felt content knowing I had done all I could do to provide them with these lasting memories.
The video is a little lengthy, but worth the watch. Thank you Harder Family. I was truly a pleasure.
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