The last time we had professional family photos done was about a year before Vernon was hit. I am so happy we have those, especially now. But that was a different family in so many ways, and we didn’t have anything to capture who we are now. I ran into Johanna, a photographer friend (who I already had in mind to take our pictures if we ever got around to it) at a coffee shop a few weeks ago and she agreed to trade services: I’ll photograph her family and she’d photograph mine. I wanted to get them in time to send prints back to England with Vernon’s visiting sister. Johanna was great and has already sent them back. It was challenging for me to be on that side of the camera, I admit—I have more understanding of what my own clients go through. And of course the kids knew exactly what to do! So here we are, as we are now. I love them…only wish we’d done this sooner.