Staying Family

November 15, 2016  •  1 Comment

I was recently hired to take some family photos by a lady. Her request was that her ex-husband come along so he could have photos with his teenage son. Of course! That sounds like a fantastic idea! The ex-husband arrived with his new wife and two "littles" in tow. I expect tension. I expected trouble posing them to look nature. I didn't expect what I got.

This is how it should be. People staying family. People welcoming new people into their lives. To say my heart was swollen when I left them would be an understatement. THIS is how we should all live our lives. The hurt maybe doesn't ever really go away, but to deny yourself the richness that inclusion brings would be the real travesty. If you loved them once, don't lose sight of that. Move on, but still love.

 

What I learned about life today...


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1.Mom(non-registered)
Aww Jodi you did such amazing job, I'm thankful you were the one to take these.
As much as his dad and I don't get a long half the time and disagree on just about everything - yup, we are all family, like it or not! I wanted these pictures of all of us for my son, so one day he can have this and see us all together smiling and happy, not separated by arguments about money or school.
You did an amazing job, as always. Thank you again. xo
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