Karen Moreland Photography | The Tears of A Photographer

The Tears of A Photographer

October 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Colby came and sat on my stool that day. I remember him because two teachers had to hold his arms and help him stay seated. I remember him because he was the only student facing the opposite direction from all 750 other students. I remember him because he smiled for a brief moment and as quickly as I could, I pressed down my shutter twice.

I went about my job and packed up after a three day shoot. A week later I returned to the junior high school to deliver the proofs. Then in the afternoon I received this message: 

"Hi Karen. I just got my son's pictures (the proofs) from school. These have to be the best pictures I have ever seen of him! Colby is almost 13 years old with severe autism, nonverbal, ADHD and has epilepsy. It's hard for most photographers to catch a good picture of him. I guess he was in a great mood that day and you caught him at the perfect time for the perfect picture! We are really excited and can't wait to finally have a good picture to order! We don't have many pictures of him so it's awesome and I love the green background on Pose 3, it's going to make a great Christmas picture! We can finally make a simple collage of pics of the entire family and throw them together for a Christmas card! It means more to us than you'd ever know! I couldn't wait to contact you after I saw the proofs and the photography name on the form. I can tell from your Facebook page, that it's not just a job to you and the business is so much more. Thank you and I hope you'll be able to do spring pictures too!"

I can't hold back my tears as I write this. In fact, the more times I read it, the more I cry. This is the entire reason I do what I do in the way that I do it. I am beyond humbled by the words of this mother's heart. Thank you, Amy, for reaching out to me!!!

 


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...
Subscribe
RSS
Archive
January February March April May June July August September (1) October (5) November (3) December (5)
January (4) February March April May June July August September (1) October November December
January February March April May June July August (1) September October November (1) December
January February March April May June July August September October November December