When I found out that I was going to get the chance to photograph the Kings yet again, I was thrilled. This family is near and dear to me, and watching them grow closer together as the years go by is such a blessing.
From Erin "Mae, through her friendship and photography, has affirmed our family's love and joy throughout the years. She reminds me how capable I am to raise my babies, that God made me to do this very hard thing. As our growth is documented through her lens each year, I can actually feel my heart swell with pride looking at my little family in those albums, especially during times when I feel stagnant. Our family has indeed expanded, and so has our capacity to laugh together. We're trying not to take things so seriously. Looking for ladybugs and wearing flowers in our hair are the very things we want to remember in this season of life, as we put our hope and trust in the Lord for our future. "
I asked Erin and Michael to snuggle up together for some images of them alone, and the lyrics to one of my (and Michael's) favorite mewithoutYou songs came to mind:
"Grape on the vine, grape on the vine, We've been alone a long time. Grape on the vine... why not be crushed to make wine?
Pay no attention to me Dancing with my girl... With every intention to be failures in this world."