I have an obsession with people (surprise surprise). My intense interest in the way in which we relate to each other has only increased over the years, seeping into every aspect of my life.
Seven hours at the Apple Store this past weekend made that very apparent to me when, waiting patiently for my files to back up, I found myself observing the throngs and (creepily) documenting the love connections I spotted on my insta stories.
You know the saying ‘what you focus on grows’? Well, my chosen career path seems to be perfectly suited for my ‘love radar’, and it has indeed grown, to the point where a hug between strangers can render me miffed.
About a year ago I stumbled across a video on Vogue’s YouTube channel called ’73 Questions’ in which the videographer rapid fires 73 questions to a celebrity. In Emma Stone’s segment he asks ‘What can’t you live without?’, and she replies, ‘Love. In whatever form it takes.’
I never watched another from the series but that line stuck to the inter-webbings of my brain since first hearing it, and I’m happy to have a reason to share it now.
Back in March I visited my cousin and his family in San Diego and proceeded to follow them around for a day with camera in hand to whip out whenever I saw an interaction or love connection worth documenting.
The final story tugged at a whole new set of heartstrings, and I decided right then that I needed to add 100% documentarian style family sessions to my arsenal of offerings.
Because when it comes down to it, those little tiny moments shared between mom and daughter, brother and sister, and mom and dad, during the seemingly long days that pass us by in the blink of an eye, are the proof that our lives are actually full of love.
And that’s the thing you know? Love. Overflowing, never-ending, family love, in all of it’s expressions.
Below is the gorgeous Ale, Dylan, and family, hanging at home while I did my best to capture the love I witnessed. While I’m still new to this style and have room to improve, I’m sooooo happy with how they turned out, and can’t wait to meet my next documentary family subjects. Xo