I was having a conversation with a good friend last week, talking about Meraki + Light, and what Tammy and I do. As we were discussing mine and Tammy’s vision, “pursuers of connection”, he mentioned that he noticed that in a lot of our work our clients seem very “touchy”, and asked if this is something we expect for our sessions. A very good question, I thought, which led me to write this post.
The thing is, connection looks different for everyone. We don’t all connect over snuggles by the fire, or by gazing into one another's eyes. It’s true, each family, each couple is unique in how they connect. Being the word junkie that I am, I went ahead and looked up the definition of “connection”. It means: how we relate to or become one with someone. So most simply, we are really passionate about capturing how you relate with your spouse, your kids, your loved ones. The big question here is, “what makes you feel ONE with your spouse? What makes you feel ONE with your kids? You know those moments when all you can think about is the very moment you are in, and how good the unity or “oneness” you feel with that person feels in that moment? What gets you there? Is it a good conversation? Is it a long walk by the river? Or is it being tickled until you laugh, until you cry?
It’s these things, that we truly long to capture, and preserve for you - because aren’t these the moments we want to remember for all our days?
So if you’ve ever looked at our work and thought, “we’re not touchy-feely enough for this” - great, we don’t want you to be! We want to capture what connection looks like for you, for your family. We aren’t looking for you to pretend you’re that touchy-feely family when you’re not. If you connect by getting out into the great outdoors, then we want to explore with you! If you connect by telling funny jokes and stories, then great - we want to hear your best ones! If you connect by sharing a good conversation with the one you love, then great, we want to give you the space and the freedom to be FULLY yourselves.
Our whole heart and passion behind being “pursuers of connection” is that these are the places that healthy, whole families are built. When we learn to love well, and foster our connection, our relationships flourish. Sometimes this means pushing for the connection that makes your husband feel loved, or vice versa. You see, for us, this is so much more then just photographs. We really care about your families being healthy, whole and full of connection. We really care about telling your story in it’s truest form. We want to create something with you that is authentic, something that you’re proud to pass down to your children and your children’s children.
In the end, our stories are all about how we connected with those we loved.