Friday, February 10, 2012

All In A Days Work

New Years Eve already feels like a lifetime ago, and yet I can hardly believe that it is February already. Valentine's day is rapidly approaching and I still have yet to make the kids cards. Tomorrow ... right ... there is always tomorrow, sigh.

December 31st was my last shoot of the year, and my last shoot to date. Who would have known what that afternoon and the days after would hold for my Dad, my family and I. That afternoon was the last time I saw my parents together at home. The last day that life felt somewhat normal. New normals set in and take over, but its those innocent moments before life changes drastically that often stand out the most in my mind.

On that last day of the year I had the joy of photographing a special little family. Lynsee, Brian, Bodhi, and Jake (the dog) live next door to my parents.

Lynsee and Brian are kind, loving, and patient parents. It was a joy and a pleasure to spend some time with this amazing little family.

I must say I absolutely love them!! 

I was allowed a window into their life, one where I could watch and capture the simple joys of an afternoon. The stories that play out each day right before our eyes. Here is my storied version of that cool yet dry New Years Eve...

All In a Days Work
{The Tale of Bodhi}

For me this was fun, but for Bodhi it was just another day at work. He made some important phone calls!!

And relayed some top secret intel for his boss.

He inquired into just how much a boat would cost!!

And supervised the transfer of Bremerton's only mini aircraft carrier.

He scaled a giant propeller... all in a days work!!

And like any true craftsman he could not leave without giving that propeller the good ole rear slide test!! All systems were a go ... and thankfully his Dad was able to navigate the lumps and bumps thus protecting his prized family jewels.

He quieted his whining parents...

And protected his Dad from that strange lady (aka Mom) who was peering around the corner ; )!!

He flew down the steps of The White House.

And finally was able to ponder the meaning of life, while his Dad waited in confused anticipation. 

All in all it was a good days work for Bodhi. I'm sure he felt a sense of completion, and perhaps utter relief when this strange lady (Me) put away her black eye. But just as I was about to leave his Mom squeezed him tight. I pulled out that black eye one last time and Bodhi leaned forward offering me a parting goodbye.

And I just know those twinkling eyes said to me...

Until we meet again ...

Please click here to see all of the photos taken that day.

{Shine On}

... Lindsay ...

1 comment:

  1. Your amazing talent is one of the biggest gifts I have ever received. There are simply not enough words to describe what these photos mean to B and I. So I will simply say: Thank You LB and We Love You!! Dahlberg's