It was a Sunday. And not too long ago I decided that the best thing for me and my family was to only shoot portraits on Sundays on rare occasions. I need a day to just be a mom and a wife and to just relax. Sunday is that day for me.
Being a natural light photographer, I sometimes (a lot of times) am at the mercy of mother nature when it comes to scheduling a portrait session. On the Saturday we had scheduled a session it rained. A lot. And the next time it rained again. But Sunday was set to be a gorgeous day. So I rescheduled a session with this family that I have been working with for two years now.
On this particular day I asked my husband to pile the kids into the Swagger Wagon (a.k.a. U.S.S. Sprouse, a.k.a. no matter what it's still a minivan) and make the trip with me to Richmond, Va to meet this family at Deep Run Park. Even though I'm working when they come with me I don't feel like I'm missing as much time with them. For some reason on this day I was down a little. I was probably tired. I was probably not as excited as I should have been. I was probably wishing I was just at home. But all of that changed in an instant.
We pulled into my clients drive-way so I could go to a special park entrance with them. My client met me at my car with a diaper box. I was confused. And then she said..."an I put this in your car? I made you and your family lasagna since you came out for our session today, on a Sunday.
I'm pretty sure my heart skipped a beat. I had never experienced something quite like this gesture before. I was there for her and here she was doing something for me. I was overwhelmed and a little speechless. That gesture changed my mood and my entire day. It changed my entire perspective.
I believe that God uses us to remind people or things they need reminding of and to lift them up when they need it. God used my client to show me love and compassion. And it means more to me than I can ever explain.
Thank you Louie family for being an example of love. The lasagna was delicious but your gesture was amazing. I am thankful to be your photographer!