It was 498 days ago today when I first met the Jaffe family to discuss creating a series of wall portraits for their new home. We began this project with a consultation in their home where we decided to do a shoot for each child featuring them in a unique location that illustrated their individual interests and character. Because each session was custom designed for the seven family members, we knew that it would take some time to complete this project. We began the fall of 2008 with Brianna and then had to wait for summer for Caleb to be photographed playing golf, Mariah and her contagious energy, Dani and her kitty, and finally fall for the eldest son Steve and family portrait of everyone – six sessions total. It has been a wonderful journey with the entire family, spending individual time with each person and then watching them interact together as a family.
In the process we have created 10 beautiful pieces for the wall for their new home and fun holiday cards. It seemed so natural that we compile the remaining images into a book. I am really happy with how the book has ended up. It has a different chapter for each child and is made in our organic series with a beautiful zebra wood cover. I am so happy to create this book as I know it is going to become a treasured family heirloom. These books gain in value as time passes and life goes on. I hope to be able to capture their family history from now on with this project being the start of many great holiday cards and family history books.
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