At the time, I was photographing small business owners in Lombok, and I was meeting with one of the families at their home. The rain started to fall. As I looked across the way, I saw this family, spending time together on their porch.
When I look at the photo, I remember the sense of calm and love for each other that I felt emanating from them.
Also, it reminds me that occasionally, I can be invisible in Indonesia. Despite living here, being married to an Indonesian, and speaking the language I often feel very aware of my otherness as a foreigner.
However, when I took this photo, I was just a person observing other people in a beautiful moment.
And I loved that feeling.
Writing and photograph contributed by Willow Paule.
Willow Paule is a documentary photographer who considers her photography practice a form of heart-led research to get to know people. She blogs about photography, creative risk-taking & bringing vulnerability into photography work. Love free photo courses? Sign up for her free e-course How To Create A Photo Story In One Week here.