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February 20, 2012 |

tenderness | carmichael family portraits

For those of you who are my loyal readers, you know this about me already, but one of my favorite things about my work is discovering people. When I first started at this job, I admit, I would expect people to act or carry themselves a certain way just because of where they lived or how old they were…but I was quickly disabused of that early on.  The people I work with and photograph have taught me a beautiful life lesson: to have no expectations, to discover individuals for who they are and to celebrate the beauty in that.

This family was a treasure to discover. The moment they opened their front door and introduced themselves to me, I got to walk into their world, into their home and share, if only for a few moments, the love and tenderness that they all share with one another.

I thought I’d share a few with their bright pops of color…



And a few black and whites…I’m nearly overwhelmed by the tenderness of Mom and Dad with sweet Allison. Makes my own little heart do a flip.



And a fun little question for everyone who read down to the bottom of the post: Which of these images do you prefer? Color or black and white?

Until next time,


  1. Tracey

    Gorgeous family! Nothing beats your color photos…I like color the best! Xoxo

  2. April Stites

    Beautiful session.

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