:: Pieces of our summer :: Rachel Boekel Photography

I’ve been contemplating this post for some time.
Should I share? Should I make excuses? Should I?

I’ve decided yes, I should.

Below is my last family photo as a family.
My brother’s face was recovering from a mountain biking accident, Vera is in her pj’s, I haven’t brushed my hair and none of these things matter.
I’m so thankful I have this picture.

This is why I do my job, because I believe in capturing love and people together in our short time that we all have together.

My dear Mom, who I shared a little bit about in this post, passed away on July 18.

It didn’t take us by surprise, and no matter how prepared you are at letting someone go, it doesn’t change the intensity of loss.
I miss my Mom every single day. I miss our conversations and her big voice and her encouragement.
There is no one who read this blog with as much enthusiasm as my Mom. I will miss her catching my spelling mistakes
or telling me which pictures she loved and which she didn’t.

At the very last minute of our pregnancy with our newest little girl, Geordie and I decided to deliver in Canmore instead of here in Brooks,
so that my Mom could be a part of our new babies life for as long as she could. We wanted to share our happiness.

In June, the day before I went into labour we packed up and headed west. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
The photographs of my Mom cuddling our little girl after she was born are treasures and this photograph of my family together
is a very important piece in my life.

I have been so absent from work and the blog lately, and I am looking forward to being a bigger part of the photography world again soon.

Happy Day to You!

October 3, 2012 - 11:56 am Melanie - Gorgeous pic! We miss you Corrie. And Rachel I can help with the spelling mistakes!!!

October 3, 2012 - 4:04 pm Julie - Beautiful post. Beautiful picture. Perfection. Xoxo

October 4, 2012 - 6:06 am Rozelle - Thank you for sharing this part of you Rachel.....it is beautiful, Love Rozelle

October 4, 2012 - 9:14 am Jessica - Thanks for sharing Rachel and the photo is priceless;) Looking forward to more of your work! You are an awesome photographer!!

October 12, 2012 - 2:53 pm Rebekah - Beautiful photo Rachel. Your mom made a wonderful impression on everyone she met, she was truly beautiful inside and out.

October 17, 2012 - 9:52 am Inge - Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo!.. Love

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