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I took someone’s professional portrait yesterday and he said to me :

The last time I had my photo taken professionally was when I was kid.”

A dozen of thoughts went through my head…

Why did this happen?

When did his mom decide it was no longer important to take his portrait?

Was it when he reached the non-cute stage aka puberty?

I haven’t haven’t reached that with my kids. I can’t tell from experience.

Maybe money was an issue? Maybe not?

How did he feel about it?

How would he able to show other people what he was like during all those years that were not recorded?

Will non professional photos be good enough to tell his story?

and more.

I feel honored every time I take a portrait. I feel like I am helping you tell your story.

Your story is worthy of being told.

Above: Julian is almost eight! He no longer says “Mama, let’s go take pictures!”

I now need to bribe him with cookies. Whatever takes to record his story ;)