What Is Project Family?
There is no bigger influence in my life than my very own family and yet I have so few photos of them. Part of me is ashamed I haven't spent the time to photograph them while they are around and close to me. It seems we tend to memorialize them once they've gone and wish we had done more while they were near. When I asked Heather to marry me, I made it a personal project of mine to take photographs of my immediate family, in-laws included, but knew it shouldn't stop there. I decided to take on this grand project of taking headshots of extended family whether by blood or through a great sense of kinship. Life is so fleeting that I find it evermore pressing to "experience the now" and cherish moments as they happen rather than waiting to reminisce later on down the road. This project, though a bit selfish on my part, is my way of reaching beyond "thank you" and "I love you" and creating a permanent testimonial of my adoration and gratitude that will survive for years to come.