One of the first things I do when I visit new friends is look at pictures hanging on their walls, stuck on the refrigerator and standing on shelves. Pictures tell me quite a bit about their family and what they like to do together. Sometimes I find images of Grandpa and Grandma on their wedding day or a family reunion that brought many generations together for once-in-a lifetime face to face visits.
This is what lifestyle photography is all about. Documenting moments in your life that hold special meaning. Macy, Stella and Pippa get to build their own fairy gardens with Grammy Marian every year. It’s an annual tradition by now and one that all four are looking forward to.
This may be a bit unusual but I’m writing my first blog post on my brand new photography site about my Dad. My Dad passed away in January this year and so this is a tribute to him and a way for me to commemorate his wonderful personality and influence on my love for photography.
I have inherited all of my Dad’s slides and now have the privilege and tremendous task of scanning memory after memory. What would I do without these carefully taken images from long ago? Images that preserve my childhood, tell stories about adventures we did together and are markers of milestones and celebrations.