Thursday, April 23, 2009

more purply-blue | dallas child photographer

you no doubt recognize this little bug. she and her family are really something...and i need to let you in on what a cool bunch they are and how touched i am by them.

i first met this little girly in the fall of last year when she and her mom traveled many states to come and have me take pictures of them together. i was and am so flattered. shortly thereafter, i get this letter about their session:

"Hey Theresa! I wanted to get back with you on the pictures. First of all, you are a genius. I just have to get that out of the way. Just so you know. :) Second of all, those pictures were the most incredible pictures I've ever seen. You made me look and feel beautiful after a crummy year, well to be honest a crummy few years. I can't tell you how much it did to my self esteem to see a picture of me where I looked happy and beautiful. I hardly ever get a good pic of myself. Third of all, my husband told me he got tears in his eyes when he saw those pictures."

[he is fighting in iraq and sent this portion to me:]

"Thank you so much for capturing "intee eyeenee, intee gelbee, intee roohee" (my eyes, my heart, my soul) with your camera. You have blessed me and I am so very grateful to you. It is like the sun just burst through thick, gray, tumultuous clouds. Bless you and all that you do. Thank YOU for YOUR service."

[ok...anyone have a tissue?]

"He is proudly showing off that [photo] book to anyone who even comes within 10 feet of him, including the Iraqis he works with. As a matter of fact, he's had several offers of arrainged marriage between Amelia and their sons when they were older. "

so now cutie-pie hopped on a plane and is back for more. they wanted to partake in our april ritual with the bluebonnets and after some crazy weather, we decided on this day...late in the afternoon. when i meet up with them, they are waiting with a gourmet dinner for 10 (!!!) for me to take home to my family because they were sad that our session would run into dinner-time.

truly great people. i am so happy to know you and thank you for sharing your family with me again. maybe you can start a waiting list for the marriage proposals that will surely keep pouring in? :)