Oh My Goodness! What a treat this session was! It wasn’t too long after we moved back to Atlanta that I had the opportunity to photograph these two for the 1st time. One was nearly 5 and the other wasn’t even walking yet!! Fast forward 5 years later and one move across the globe and here we are again! I was thrilled when they called me and said they were home for the summer visiting grandparents and wanted to meet up again for family pictures…minus Mom who stayed home to run the family business. We met up at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and had the best time catching up (I talk a lot!), exploring the gardens and making these images. I loved seeing how much these two have grown up and hearing all about their new lives, new language and what foods they miss the most when they are away (Grandma’s black beans & yellow rice). It was pretty awesome watching them paint their names in Japanese calligraphy at the Garden’s water painting wall. It was such a great morning and I hope it won’t be another 5 years before I can meet up with the Wisenbakers again!!
~ Willie Nelson ~ I’ve Loved You All Over the World