One of the most important things to me in this life is my beautiful family. I love playing with them, cooking with them, laughing with them, and doing what I can to make memories we can cherish. There are so many friends I’ve grown to love throughout my life who have made me the person I am today. For me, photographs will always remind me of the love and memories we have shared in this life, at this time, and for always.
One of my mentors once posed an interesting question to me: “if your house caught on fire, what would you try to save? Apart from family I would run for as many pictures and albums I could. Photographs are so important in our lives, but we often don’t realize it until it is too late. Too often we find ourselves seeking out pictures of memories with a person after he or she is no longer around. Our pictures help us remember the good times, put smiles on our faces, and comfort in our hearts.
Years ago my mother was given some old photos at a family reunion. As I spent time with her looking at them I asked her about each one and felt like I was a little bit closer to relatives I had never met. I felt a small connection with great aunts, uncles, and great grandparents whose names I’d only seen in pedigree charts. They now had a face: he served in WWII; she loved to ride a bike; they worked on the farm together; and, they liked to gather for dinners. It was so fun to meet my family through these pictures. I loved them all. It didn’t matter some were worn with age, blurry, or a couple were taken when no one was ready. I don’t remember once thinking a woman was too heavy for a picture, or a man was too old to have his photo taken. What was important to me was the photos were taken, and they existed. They were in print, and I will have them forever.
Don’t wait to have your portraits taken; because, they help us remember the special moments we’ve had with our families that make us who we are. Please contact me through my CONTACT page with any questions you have. I would love to take your family pictures and capture a glimpse of those treasured moments and special people in your life. I would love to be able to design your family portraits that will be cherished not just for a lifetime, but forever.