i love the challenge of going to a strangers house not fully knowing what is in store for me. i knew i was showing up to a family shoot but what kind of family? the door opened and i was in a tizzy.. 4 generations greeted me, ca-uute dogs at my feet, cryptic polish language bolting across the room, the smell of thanksgiving dinner just waiting to be eaten and the apple of everybody's eye.. wee baby maddy. she held the room together. it was amazing to be in a room and not know who the mother was.. everybody assumed responsibility.. and everyone loved her.