As 2017 comes to a close I just caught myself laughing. I am laughing not necessarily because anything is funny or humorous, it's more of a joyful kind of laugh. I am so full of joy because of people like this in these photos. And how, through photography, I get to do more than just take a perfect photo for a frame...I get to document and capture genuine moments between people in time that will never be replicated again. The rawness and simplicity of these moments just makes my heart swell!
It was so great to be reconnected with the Pattersons in such a special way. I loved hearing how they have planted deep roots into the San Marcos community and it is truly inspiring to see the way they are changing lives by loving others deeply. "Love your neighbor as yourself" is one golden rule that shines oh so bright in this family.
So to all who view these photos, I want to encourage you to dig deep, love well, and change lives.