I never knew three of my grandparents.
One passed away when my mother was young; the other two passed away before I was a year old. The one grandmother I knew brings back wonderful memories. She taught me to knit and crochet (I can make a mean afghan), and liked to take me out to eat.
Sadly I only have some fuzzy snapshots to remind me of my grandparents. The quality is so poor that I can’t look into their eyes or get a clear vision of who they were.
I have stories from my parents and older siblings but I wish I had an image to connect with those stories.
As a portrait artist and photographer one of the things I hear most often from potential clients is: “I would LOVE to have a family portrait but I HATE the way I look in pictures.”
I remind them that sometimes we do things not for us but for our children, grandchildren and future generations. Not to mention, a professional portrait is much different from a novice smart phone photo.
Life moves so fast it’s easy to forget about our family legacy.
If you decide to take your family portrait (obviously I’m biased but I highly recommend it), I always suggest writing a letter to go along with it.
When I frame your portrait, I’ll include it on the back for your children, grandchildren and future generations to read. Imagine their reaction when they read your words to them about how much you love them.
That’s what creating a legacy is all about. Begin your legacy today. Call us for your portrait appointment.
Thanks for reading my blog post. I am a Worcester-based portrait photographer but I do shoots through New England. I specialize in family photography, child photography, and senior photography. My work is done in classic portrait style. To set up an appointment, call me at 774-303-1949 or email me at email@example.com.