i was standing in my parents kitchen a couple days after my birthday this past november when my bama told me she had a gift for me.
inside i smiled because for nearly every birthday she has shared with me a piece of who my pop pop was.. his paint palette with brushes + paints in a wooden box, a rocking chair, a book on new york city which she wrote a note to me on the inside cover…so i knew another piece of their story would be in my home as if he was always with me. this year was no exception as i opened the bubble wrap to find a painting he had done of two penguins, one adult and one child. tears flooded my eyes as they always do when she shares these pieces with me because its the artifacts of the past thats share the sentiment of the person, place or experience that surrounds it. at my core i am nostalgic and completely sentimental and therefor i appreciate in others. when i walked into the door of pete and georgias home, i knew they shared a heart like my own. i knew what would unravel in our time together would be completely unique. because thats who these two are as people, they are very much bohemian like myself.
each part of their home told their story, and as they shared who they are as a couple, their serendipitous meeting some years ago in a bar
i realized more and more how connected we were.
they were as sentimental as i am
the music we listened to throughout our session was as if we had come up with the playlist together.
their free spirited and candid demeanor was a perfect balance
and their love was unwavering – contagious and free. pete and georgia are in love – and they are growing as they begin the next season of their lives together with sweet ava marie.
and miss ava, she wore one of georgia’s outfits from when she was a child for our session, of course…
to georgia and pete, thank you…and to ava, may these photographs serve as a reminder of how much your parents love you.