I have come to a point in my life where I truly believe I know why I am here. I was put here to show the beauty that exists in the reality of those we love through my lens. Whether it be in what they do or the relationships they hold most dear, it is what brings them true happiness that I want to capture and share. I created this project because my heart told me to do so.
The Sunny-Side Up Project came to be when I was inspired by a photo shoot with Bob Jackson, the father of one of my dearest friends. She asked me to take photos of him doing what he loves, running his famous corn stand. He showed me the ins and outs of running his business from shucking the corn with finesse to grilling the corn to perfection, he is truly the master of his craft. The other key component to our shoot was walking around the grounds and meeting many of his friends that have known Bob since the beginning. It warmed my heart to see all the love these people had for this man, it was inspiring.
As I reflected back on this time with him I knew with certainty this was something I wanted to do for the families of these individuals. Although we make it important to get our children photographed every year we don’t do the same for our parents and grandparents. My goal with this project is to show the beauty of the aging process and highlight what is most amazing about those people in our lives we love.
Please check out my blog, click here, on Bob Jackson and also inquire about my gift certificates. This very special portrait session is $300 and comes with a custom 11x14 print. Custom packages are also available upon request.