As weddings photographers we never know what to expect from one year to the next. How many weddings we’ll have, where they will take us… there is no guarantee for us. The one constant in our photography schedule is our yearly adventure with the Lee family which we look forward to every year!
This was our third time documenting a glimpse into their lives as a family, and I think it gets more fun for us every time! When we embarked on our first adventure with them 4 years ago in Taiwan, Flynn was a teeny tiny little newborn and Esme was just a toddler. We’ve seen them once a year since then (last year we were in Paris together), and while a lot has changed as the kids grow up, my favourite things to observe are those that remain unchanged. Like the way both kids put their hand on Ray’s head when he is carrying them, how intensely Esme tackles a plate of food, Lily’s laugh before she translates something the kids said in Mandarin for us… these little gestures might be small, but they reveal the ways in which the members of this family love each other, and that just gives us life as photographers!
This time we met the Lee Family at their home in Seattle where they spend a lot of their time when they are not home in Taipei. We played princess dress-up with Esme, blew bubbles and played catch in the backyard, went on a hike and to the beach. And of course we shared many meals because how could we resist continuing our series of images of Esme eating!
We are so fortunate that Lily and Ray value the documentation of their family year after year and that they trust us with this task. Watching them evolve as a family is such a pleasure for us, but it’s an even greater joy to know that they get to carry these images with them as the kids grow up. As a parent I know that the images will just appreciate in value over time. And now we look forward to our 2019 adventure with the Lee family, location still to be determined!