Schwall Family: Sandy Utah Family Portrait Photographer

Schwall Family: Sandy Utah Family Portrait Photographer

This family is beyond amazing. I feel grateful to know them every single day.

She is one of my closest friends and being around her constantly reminds me how lucky we are to live in an amazing city going to an amazing school, in a country that is truly free and amazing.

You see, she grew up in East Germany. I’ve listened to amazing stories of what it was like to live under communist rule, the joy of watching the Wall come down, and the struggles of integrating back into a capitalistic society. She helps me better appreciate what we have here in America as she speaks about what it truly means to be free. She thought she knew what freedom was after the Wall came down. They were free to travel, choose their jobs, see family from the West. But she never truly understood freedom until she came to America last year. Here, she says, we are truly free. Free to think. Free to show pride in our country. Free to explore the many vast, open lands. Free.

I am having a hard time imagining what it will be like if they move back to Germany. As I am typing this, it’s the first time I’ve actually let myself feel what it would be like to say goodbye, and I’m a hot mess of tears and sniffles. A short year and half of knowing this family has made an impact on my life that I may never understand. We will miss them so much.

Thank you, B, for giving me a renewed appreciation for everything I have.

Sandy Family Portraits

Sandy Family Portraits

Sandy Family Portraits

Sandy Family Portraits

Sandy Family Portraits

Sandy Family Portraits

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BOOKING: I’d love to get your family in front of my lens. Give me a call at [801-870-4132]. You can also email me to schedule your session.

PRINTED PRODUCTS: I have a lot of great printed products for you to order. Gift prints for the holidays, wall prints for your walls and albums for your coffee tables. You can see them here.

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