My friend Sarah Morey asked me, about four years ago, if I’d be interested in joining her in a project. For a couple years, she had been taking photos of families who couldn’t manage the cost of professional portraits, right before the holidays. A little intimidated but flattered, I pretty much immediately said yes. Since then, I’ve joined this growing group of photographers (except last year, I was overextended and couldn’t make it happen) and every year I wonder who gets more out of this – the photographers, or the photographed.
This year was no exception and although it was cold as can be this November Nevada day on the Capitol grounds, Jeremy and I had a great time meeting new people, and trying to capture some decent photos of them in the 15 or so minutes we had per family. Below I’ve shared my initial favorites from each family I photographed – hopefully they will all be happy, as well, with these and the rest of the images I process for them.