The day after Thanksgiving last year, I was double booked for family sessions. I started the day out by working with some of my extended family, photographing a birthday party they were having for my cousin Madison. My great Aunt is awesome and loves themes, so she had everyone wear white t-shirts and blue jeans. I spent a few hours photographing the various families and had a mini shoot with the lovely birthday girl. It was a great way to kick off the day.
Afterward, I had an extra special assignment. One of my best friends passed away a few years ago (crazy to even realize...it had been just over 3 years when I did this shoot) and I've stayed in contact with his mother. Diane welcomed her first biological grandchild the year before and wanted me to come meet Denton's niece and photograph the family for her older son's birthday. It was really moving spending time with her and her family. I was fortunate enough to actually be given Denton's 35mm camera after he passed away, and promised myself I wouldn't use it until I had the chance to take photos of his family with it. So that afternoon I used both my Canon 5d (digital) camera, along with Denton's film camera.