I am working on a generational photography project. It is currently in the planning stages. I have been thinking about it for some time now and I need to move it past the just thinking about it stage.
One of the main reasons I do portrait photography is to capture the connections in the lives of my clients. Capturing several generations of a family in one image captures the essence of why I am doing photography! What a special gift that one image can be to not only those who are in the photograph, but for many years and generations to come.
Do you have old photo albums passed down to you that you can pull out and look through and remember when? Maybe you have some generational photographs in your album (or box of photos). Maybe you can even see your connection to someone in the photograph because you look like your Aunt Mary, or your daughter has your grandmother’s eyes or nose. How special is that! And we can’t even fully appreciate what that connection does for us psychologically.
I believe in the importance of capturing these memories, while you still can. My mom has been gone for many years now. How I would love to have a portrait with me, my mom, and my daughter. At this point, I will have to hang on to the photos we have which I have stored in a family album and labeled the photos. I hope you won’t miss your golden opportunity to capture something truly special and memorable!
Stay tuned for more on my project!