Oh man. Such an incredible gift to have my family documented by Megan Gielow. I met Megan a couple years ago when she and her husband decided to embark on the adventure of moving to Charlotte from Michigan. They were just living on love and faith and decided to take a risk. I love that characteristic in any human but Megan isn't just any ol human. Since meeting her, she and her husband have become our neighbors and we've been blessed to spend holidays with them, to share butter and yard tools with them, to share in the challenges and joys of owning a small business, to swap leftovers of baked goods....Megan has inspired me when I'm out of inspiration, delivered coffee when I'm out of beans, wandered alongside me through our neighborhood on walks even when it's a sweat-fest.
They love our son and they make our life rich. And on top of all that Megan is a truly talented photographer. She has offered to document us at every crossroad, but Kevin is a sentimental home-video junky and I have a thing about the authenticity of photos that are made when no one is prepared for them.
Not sure what changed this last time that Megan offered, but I'm glad I said yes. Amos was a couple days over 5 months old and fresh off of an afternoon nap. I was channeling that "authenticity of photos that are made when no one is prepared for them" feeling. I got that shirt out of the dirty clothes and put it in the dryer. Also - I always have huge hair that falls out everywhere. I'm sure we are sitting in a pile of it in many of these photos. Kevin's shirt is clean. He's always clean. But never minds that I'm not. We kiss and attack Amos like this on the regular. I hope he's not scarred by it.
I love so many of the images Megan captured. Here are just a few. Thank you forever, Megan.