Yesterday, I made a client cry..
In a positive way! :) As they were viewing my slideshow from our shoot,Ms. Annie (the mother) started saying out loud that she was about to cry and she started wiping her tears.. She was very happy and sad at the same time. I know because she was telling me about it. She was happy because it was extra special for her to see their family together that happy. Sad because her son just left for the states a week ago and they misses him badly. In a discreet manner, I started to cry too.
For the past weeks, I always shoot groups/family of 5 and up. At first, It was hard but after some time, I get the hang of it and enjoy. Especially after meeting different types of family. (It also makes me sad because I also wanted my family’s photo taken. Which I wish soon will happen) Anyway, I love Ms. Annie’s family too. They were such a happy family. It was really easy working with them and they are also one of the reasons why I keep on loving my job even more. Everything just comes out naturally. And for me, that’s what makes a photo, a portrait. Something that has a story to tell. Something that brings out the real attitude of the subject/s. After all, with this line of work, It’s not only all about how great your compositions are, how colorful your photo is but how you touch other people’s lives through that simple click of the shutter button which captures a moment at a time that no one could ever bring back. PRICELESS KEEPSAKES indeed!