We first met the Kersey family in 2014. Chris and Johannah were referred to Kevin and I by our long time client and friend Emily Dinwiddie. It is always exciting for us when our clients have the confidence in us to refer their friends and family to our studio. It is such a kindness and a humbling trust that gives us the confidence to create for our clients and their friends.
A beautiful young woman, Johannah and her three beautiful children walked into our studio and therefore into our lives. Because Johannah at the time lived near the DC area, our consultation was conducted on the telephone. She asked lots of great questions and shared what hopes and dreams were for her perfect portrait. After our talk, we both knew that she was prepared and we were excited to meet her and her family.
When the day finally came and she walked through the door of the studio followed by two beautiful children and she carried one sweet baby in her arms, I knew that this was not only going to be a fun session, but also a special one. Johannah had spent a lot of time preparing what her children would wear for the session. She had carefully chosen clothing, hairstyles, shoes and socks. This was important to her and her family. She knew that this would be a treasure for her children and their children never to be forgotten
After being told that she and her children would not be rushed, Johannah began to put the finishing touches on hair and clothing for her children. I couldn’t help but notice how kind and loving she was to each of them as she put on the precious and carefully chosen outfits. With each and every touch of her hand, it was done with the love of a precious mother.
Kevin and I knew that our responsibility was great…..and we didn’t and we don’t take it lightly. The love that the family has for one another is beyond words. They are why we do what we do. You are why we do what we do. God has been so faithful to allow us to be a blessing to those just like Johannah and Chris.
Johannah recently came back to have her son’s four year old portrait created. As we talked, she and Chris showed me a picture of where they had hung the portrait of the three children together from 2014. I could tell that this was a treasure in their home because the three children who are in the portrait are a treasure in their home.
Thank you Johannah for allowing us to be part of your life and your family. May God richly bless you.