As we grow older, spending quality time with family, especially with our parents, become a rare and special occasion. With parents living oceans apart, we can go months or even years not seeing their friendly faces. So when I heard that my Maid of Honor’s parents were visiting LA from Iran, I cleared my schedule and made sure we went on a fun photo shoot. I call this series: The Great Jadmani Photo Shoot (Jadmani is their last name).
There’s four kids in the family, or as I like to call them, Jadmani babies. They’re all very close to one another (physically and emotionally) and live in Los Angeles (yay for me!) They’re a funny bunch, and crazy silly with each other so I wanted to capture their special bond without posing them too much.
Once upon a time, there was a time when parents weren’t parents and they were just two adults getting to know each other. In every family photo session, I like to capture this sentimental, reminiscing time of their lives of just the two love birds alone. Usually, walking down a path or a dirt road can symbolize the long and windy road, that wasn’t always smooth sailing, that they’ve walked down together. It’s a beautiful walk captured in stills.
After a few group shots, the session got a bit silly and it went out of hand *wink*
Because I’ve known the Jadmani babies for a few years now, it was an honor for me to capture this rare reunion and have those images cherished. They’re like my own to me.
I even took a group shot together with the Jadmani family. Photo credit: Dee!