Van Leuven Family | Moving Forward

I photographed this cute family last winter (can ya believe it was winter with these amazing wildflowers?) to document a new stage in their lives individually and as a family. They were about half way through a year of being without their beloved wife and mother.

I'm glad to have captured this new phase of their life.  The beautiful wildflower photos represents the new chapter of their life.  The photos at the Chula Vista marina has significant meaning to the family as this location was where they use to go for peace of mind and rest as they dealt with the hardships of cancer.  

It's truly refreshing to keep moving forward with life through new family photos after a death.  It may feel difficult at first but I believe doing this for my pastors family was a great gift in their grieving process.  I'm also thankful to have captured a beautiful family photos of all 6 of them early on.

 
 January 2014

January 2014