Schlee Family | Eastern Washington Family Photographer | Janel Gion Photography
Last night, I was stressing about things. Laundry not getting folded...my children's Valentine's not being homemade...not getting enough done in a day and it all felt very overwhelming. (silly right?) Today is different. My itty bitty worries are minuscule in comparison to dealing with grief and heartache for a very special and family and my hometown community. Words cannot express how I feel today. I've said it before and it is still true today more than ever, as my clients, you are my family! When you become my client, and allow me to take photographs of you and your family, I am truly honored! I get to make you laugh and watch you love each other through a silly piece of glass, and I love it! (even in the bitter cold and wind and pretty pink casts) I hold you in my heart as I go along this journey as photographer, designer, mom and wife, my clients are my photog family and you leave a mark on me!
Today, this family who I had the privilege to photograph last Fall is special to me too! I grew up in a very small town and when I returned from college (waaaay back when) for a quick stent to work at the high school, I had the honor to work with a few talented artists that had the same love for art and design as I did, Trina Schlee was one of them. She was spunky and fun and had such a great laugh! Years go by and although I didn't see Trina and her family often, they still called me to come and take their family photographs in November! *TICKLED PINK*
Today this family lost a very special peice of their family and my heart is breaking! I can't say enough prayers to hold the Schlee family through such heart break and I wanted them to know that I'm sending virtual hugs and prayers to them daily and honor the memories we were able to create with these simple photographs.