Happy families are all alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Leo Tolstoi.

Tolstoi is one of my favourite writers and in general I agree with his philosophy, but I would argue with this statement. I believe that happiness tastes very differently. Some people bounce with joy and give me endless supply of sparkling smiles. Others prefer to stay quiet and meditative, immersed in their harmony. There are so many shades between pure excitement and deep satisfaction that I'll never get bored capturing someone's personal family happiness.

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