This amazing group of people had planned to come together. The planning took a few years. They were in many parts of Ireland, many parts of the world. Some knew one another, some had lost touch for years. More didn't know that they belonged amongst all of these others. Love, faith, story, connection, celebration, song, music and belonging, all showed up too. In April 2013 in Kilkenny, Ireland, the Harper family came together for a four day celebration, from the old to the young, the great-grandparent to the new baby.
I for a few hours, had the great honour and pleasure of being this family's photographer. 'The Family group' numbered about 170, together on a sunny spring day at Kilkenny College grounds, and thereafter the informal tea party, to allow stories and laughter to be shared.