I recently had the opportunity to create beautiful beach portraits for the Fuentes family. Karen was laid back and excited to get images of her parents together, as well as multi-generational portraits. Her daughter was an absolute doll to work with – she oftentimes rocked her own perfect little poses. And it was an honor to capture her parents, Corpus Christi natives, who have been married for 63 years.
That is such an amazing thing… 63 years! Watching the family interact, helping each other, leaning on each other, I realized that a marriage like that sets the standard for the family. It promises a lifetime. It provides the assurance that this family doesn’t give up on each other… they stay together. You can see it when you watch Karen with her parents. She is their caregiver, as well as their daughter. The conversations during their session revealed strong ties between the siblings (Karen is one of five, if my memory serves me correctly). They all work together to make sure that the mom and dad, who took care of them, are now cared for and loved. Everything about the family conveyed support, respect, and love.
I was honored to be a part of their day. And I was blessed to hear their stories. An amazing and successful family, built on a strong foundation of love, togetherness, and foreverness.
"Lori is an exceptional photographer, and was my first choice for capturing images of my son for his senior pictures!! She made him feel at ease immediately, traveled to the locations he was interested in, and captured who he is perfectly!" ~ Tonia R.
Lori Stead is a fine art portrait photographer in Corpus Christi, TX. She enjoys creating maternity, newborn, seniors, couples, family, children, and boudoir portraits. She is also a wife, mother of four, and adventurer.