.... in other words MY grandchildren... as I type that out it seems so surreal to know that I am a grandmother. That my oldest child has children. Not just one child but two and one more on the way. By the end of this Summer I will have 3 beautiful grandchildren.
These were taken at my parents home on the 4th of July. Yes MY parents, so these children of my children are blessed enough to know their Great Grandparents.
I know that years from now, me and the children of my children will look at these images with amazing fond memories. The hot summer days in the pool, the big fluffy clouds, the crisp blue skies will all be things they recall, but they will so get to recall the memories of Great Grandpa's garage and the big bill hat that Great Grandma wore to keep the sun off her face.
So when I am asked "What did you do for the 4th of July" - I made memories.....
I am a firm believer in that we MUST print our photos. I mean a picture really isn't a photograph until it's actually printed, right? A photograph has so much more meaning when you can hold it in your hands. You really cannot compare the feeling of flipping through a photo album to the idea of only seeing your family memories on a Facebook timeline.
In recent years it seems that offering only digital files has been the way to go with the photography business and that it's the simple way to do it. Looking at this idea now just seems like a huge disservice.
I think about how much money people spend on photographers only to have their pictures stowed away on a laptop, a CD or a usb-stick somewhere, just waiting for the next crash or being lost.
It might seem much easier just to store them on a laptop, your phone or an ipad, but how often do you actually pull out the laptop to view those memories? Think about the higher percentage chance of looking at those memories if you had them in a book proudly displayed on your coffee table? Years from now you will easily be able to flip through it, unlike your Facebook feed.
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Getting to spend the morning with these two boys was such a treat for me. I have known Matt for as long as I can remember. He is one of my son's best friends and now all grown up with a son of his own.
He spent many nights in our home. I gave him many rides to shows and I'm sure gave many words of advise to this young man over the years. I saw him grow from a young boy to a father, just like I have with my own son. It is beyond normal to hear him call me his adopted "Mom" - I have been very blessed to be a part of his life and now apart of his son's life as well.
You are doing great Matt! Proud of you and thrilled to have been able to captures these moments of you and Zane!
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I cannot be the only one that loves photos of sleeping loved ones. It can be a photo of my child, a photo of my partner or even of the family pet.
It is the way the light is coming into the room that casts just the right amount of shadows and darkness that is in its self - magical.
It is the moments of wonder and beauty when you visualize what they might be dreaming about.
It is the peaceful calmness when someone recharging their bodies for the day to come.
I love these magical moments when was the last time you captured someone in dreamland?
I'm a documentary photographer based in the Oklahoma City Metro area. Born and raised in this crazy weather state, Mom to 3, Mimi to another 3. Simple girl with a soul of a hippie.