Originally from Louisiana, the Leland family relocated to the Fort Wayne area for their dad’s job. Samantha had contacted me for an urgent sibling session before everyone traveled away days later. We held our session the day before her brother, Kyle, headed off to Basic Training! She had just graduated from LSU (“Geaux Tigers!”) and Kyle had just graduated high school. They wanted one last session together before everyone’s lives took them in different directions. <3
I met with Samantha, her younger siblings, and her mother at Salomon Farm Park in Fort Wayne on a balmy Friday evening. Rain storms had been visiting us off and on all week and I was so worried we would get rained out on our only day together. We lucked out though!
Working with these crazy kids, I felt right at home. Their sense of humor was refreshing and so fun. “Laughter is the best medicine” has always been one of my life mantras. It was so exciting to see these kids embody the spirit of it.
Best wishes on your new journeys, Leland family! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it for a few hours. <3
Can’t you just feel the love?