The power of family

Family has always been an important part of my life. I'm fortunate to have so many family members, especially on my father's side, who live within a close proximity. On Easter, family gathered together at my parent's house for dinner. 

The holiday also marked the anniversary of my grandmother Jean Spencer's passing. She inspired my passion for writing and photography with her endless curiosity and passion for life. 

The family dinner offered the perfect opportunity to snap some family photos. 

I set up a 47-inch octabox on a light stand next to a bench next to my parent's garden. The strobe, an xplor 600, provided a nice soft light to balance out the sunlight and illuminate my family member's faces as the sun set.