It was a gorgeous Sunday morning when I met up with a few families at the Cranberry Bogs, Patriot Place in Foxboro MA to create portraits of them. This day of family photos was a part of a fundraising effort for the Hockomock YMCA scholarship program.
For the past 15 years, I have worked at the YMCA both as an exercise instructor and a photographer. I have always loved their mission – that anyone can be a member, regardless of their financial situation. Over the years, I have personally worked with many clients who have received help from the YMCA at difficult points in their lives. When my own family faced a sudden health crisis and uncertain financial situation, the YMCA stepped in to help and immediately enrolled both of my kids in camp, free of charge. It was exactly what we needed and I’ll never forget it. That’s why I try to support the organization whenever and wherever I can. I’ve experienced the good they do and want to help support them as they continue with their mission.
The first family had two dogs and three little girls, so you know there was plenty of fun and adventure to be had. We spent some time out on the bridge counting the turtles in the water before we went on to play on the beautiful walking path. It’s those small moments of appreciation that often make for some of the best images, after all.
The next two families also had dogs, which was perfect. It makes me so happy that I continue to connect with clients who consider their pets an integral part of their family. After all, what family portrait would be complete without every single family member there? Again, we ran and played and got some wonderful photos of both of these families, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting caught up in their fun.
Thank you so much for helping support the YMCA and for participating in this day of family photos!