Sadly a few days before Christmas I said goodbye to my Grandma. As I sat beside her hospital bed she asked me to show her the photo of my Grandpa & told me she was tired & wanted to go see him. I asked her to tell him I say hello. I kissed her cheek, held her hand; & I knew she would deliver my message. My heart is aching, but I know she is finally with him. It’s a beautiful picture in my mind. She waited almost 6 years to see him again.
My Grandma was the strongest, sweetest, most selfless person I have ever met. She fought with courage & strength through life & carried her sense of humor with her to the last breath. She will be greatly missed by so many & always in our hearts. My boys have gained yet another guardian angel.
While preparing a slideshow of my Grandma’s life for her funeral I collected over 300 photographs from all our family members. What I noticed as I went through them was that certain images struck a chord in my heart. They weren’t the big group shots where everyone was smiling for the camera. They were the candid moments. The hugs & kisses, story times, blowing out candles & the way she looked at her Great Grand-babies.
This got me thinking about some of the images I’ve taken of my children with their Grandparents & Great-Grandparents over the years. I’ve captured hundreds of special moments & decided to have them all printed in a beautiful heirloom album. A Legacy of Love to be treasured through the generations. Below are just a few of those images. Although these images are technically not the strongest images I’ve taken for my portfolio; on an emotional level, these are some of the most beautiful pieces of art I have & they will only become more & more priceless as the years go on.
I hope I’ve inspired you to grab your camera & capture those moments. If you’re interested in setting up a “Legacy of Love” Portrait Session with Life is Art Studios please contact me today to hear about our special promotion for Grandparents.