Today, I am humbled. Humbled because a client touched me the way I strive to touch my clients. It was not done in person, it was not done over the phone, email or text. It was a hand-written letter I received in the mail from an out-of-state client.
These days the art of a handwritten letter has been lost, so when I receive one, it reminds me of the days of sitting down at my parent's kitchen table, spending time thinking about what I wanted to write and how to effectively convey that message. I had my #2 pencil in hand, and most likely a big pink eraser not far from reach in case I misspelled a word, or didn't like the way my handwriting looked. It was at those times that I would carefully evaluate my handwriting and if it didn't look perfect to me, I would re-write the word. I wanted it to be perfect because I wanted to make sure my message came through clearly and with the best of intentions and also looked pretty. I would read it over and over again (much like my blog entries!) making sure the grammar was correct and that the message flowed freely.
So with great gratitude, I will keep this letter from my clients. They conveyed their message perfectly, with love, with gratitude for my photographic expertise, and with warmth. I can only hope that I can bring love and warmth to your portrait sessions and experiences with me. Many thanks to my clients Mike & Betty for reminding me about the important things in life.