When I first started as a photographer, I didn’t realize the way having a large beautiful art-print hanging somewhere prominent in one’s home could have an affect on the day to day life. What made me realize it was having one of my own family hung. True story: When the kids were younger and life was a “mess”, to put it mildly, that large canvas image kept me grounded. In the midst of frustration, I would walk past it in our dining room and it offered something immediately calming. A nice, big, visual reminder that life is BIGGER than the anxious, frustrated, angry, or sad moments that we have to conquer while raising a family. That our love, and God’s love, will bring us through anything. I’ve often wondered if other moms (or even dads) who have large family art hanging, have received the same benefit. I sure hope so.
Ok, enough of my sappiness. Here are some of my favorites from this year’s Dowd Family session.