When I was in my 20s, I realized there were three things that make me stop and let out an “AWWWWWW”.
Babies was the obvious group. The largest group was puppies and pretty much any furry animal, which is what led to a slew of travel to destinations where I could see animals in their natural habitat. And the group that surprised me was seniors! Even if I were driving, I would always notice the elderly couple holding hands or the senior who was doing something they loved.
Enjoy life at any age is a great mantra to live by.
Last week, I had the privilege of photographing residents of TODCO, a community-based housing development company in the South of Market neighborhood of downtown San Francisco. I met many vibrant seniors and residents in SRO housing. Some opened up about their life’s struggles and achievements… one super woman was 98 years old… many couples were married for many many decades… and one even gave me a gift. Awwwwww. (See what I mean?)
My time at TODCO reminded me of all that I am grateful for with my business, which is the opportunity to make real connections with people, so that I can capture them in an authentic way. ❤️