I created family pictures for the Giang family soon after they moved into their new home here in the Escalon area. Like many young families these days, they are busy with their children’s activities, as well as full-time careers. It was important for them to have images of their children and family both as a reminder of their full and happy lives and, in a sense, to create a visual comfort to come home to at the end of the day.
Having a family of my own, and knowing how much I value my own family pictures, the Giang’s request made perfect sense to me. While I think we all long for those lazy Sunday afternoons watching movies or reading with our kids, the reality for most of us in today’s world includes soccer games, or ballet, or tai kwon do with our kids, grocery shopping and meal prep, and sometimes even working on proposals for that 8 am Monday morning staff meeting.
Family pictures are a great way to “stop and smell the roses” every once in a while. Like numerous families everywhere, the Giang’s walk into their home, see the images of their son and daughter on a sunny afternoon and are momentarily transported back to a lovely day spent together as family.
I was thrilled to be able to share these images in Discover Ripon, a local magazine that I partner with.