Every year I ask myself why I do this to myself. Why do I put myself through the stress of having bluebonnet mini sessions. Not because of clients or because I don’t love bluebonnets, but because every year Mother Nature tries to absolutely cause major panic attacks. For the past two years, it’s rained buckets in the spring in Texas. This year’s stressors included flooding, timing of blooms, rain and more rain, and finding blooms without 50 other photographers. Usually mid April, you can find me in a fetal position. Rescheduling mini sessions for multiple families is no easy feat at all.
But this year reminded me in some very real ways why I do, in fact, do this to myself. This year one family had a fur family member pass away two days after our session. Another dear family wanted to bring their grandmother to the session as they recently discovered her cancer was terminal. With a heavy heart I found out that a week after our session, she also passed away. For one family it was their first family photo and another their last family photo before their son moved away for college.
I feel so incredibly humbled to be part of capturing someone’s life. To think that my images were the last of someone’s life…wow. All of this puts everything back into perspective. Watching the weather, driving around for hours to find the right patch, calling on again/off again sessions a minimum of five times. Every family was so incredibly grateful and understanding about this crazy spring weather season. I’m so blessed by their grace and that for so many families this bluebonnet mini session meant so much.