On Saturday I had the privilege to photograph a beautiful family in Madera Canyon, a short drive just east of Green Valley and Sahuarita, Arizona . The Hendersons, with wife Elizabeth and husband Joel along with their 3 children, made the trip into the canyon with us right before sunset. I always feel especially blessed when I can connect with families who already have a noticeably special bond between each other. To be part of that, even for two hours, is another part of being a professional photographer that I deeply cherish. Being able to capture images like these to give back to them reminds me how much more I love doing this as a passion than because it's "just a job." Doing this to pay bills is the added benefit, not the other way around. Being blessed to be a part of something special is where it's at.