“He said he was a cowboy when he was young he could handle a rope and he was good with a gun…..”~Randy Travis
Every once in a while I get the chance to do something so special that I don’t really know how to introduce it. This session is one of those stories that I’ve been privileged to capture. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Hallettsville, TX to spend the day on the ranch with a dear friend and her daddy, Bernie.
Bernie is a true Texas cowboy. At almost 80 years old he can throw a sack of feed around like it’s nothing. He had a story for every inch of his ranch. Every building, every cow pen, every hill is a part of his history. From stories about World War II training camps down the road as a boy to impromptu rodeos in the 1950’s in his horse pen to being friends with THE George Jones, Bernie may be one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. On this day at the ranch, I was honored to capture Bernie doing his thing and sharing his day with his granddaughter, Maggie.
If you have people or places in your life that mean a lot to you, take the time to freeze these moments in a picture. One day you may look up and they may not be there any more. When it’s all said and done the stories and pictures we take the time to document are all that we leave behind for future generations. I’ve made the decision not to do “family sessions” any more but documentary sessions are such a part of my soul that I could never pass them up. If you have a family story that needs to be told, please don’t hesitate to call me.