Just before we started the Harris family session, Michelle asked me, "Do you know why I wanted to get family photos taken?" I said no and then she told me a little story.
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In Michelle's story a mother passed away and the family literally did not have a single photograph of her - a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother. Michelle explained to me that while she does not always love herself in photos (do any of us?) she understands how important it is.
Dad and his kids in front of one of the Heritage buildings
It's important to exist in photos (even when we don't want to) because the photos are a legacy to our children and families.
A Mother-Daughter stroll
Mom and her kids
Especially as a mother, I feel this hunger. I can't imagine the world without my own Mother and I can't imagine leaving it while my babies are still babies. I think that in both cases, an enormous chasm would open up, a chasm of forgetfulness and passing time.... a chasm of regret and sorrow in the hearts of those still earth-side. But, still, a chasm that could be filled with the love and memories and photographs of a life well-lived.
Let's say yes to existing in photographs. One day, it will be the only tangible evidence of our existence, our life, and our love. I have a feeling our children won't care how fat or wrinkly we thought we looked at the time either.
A little Couple shot ;)
So, thanks for the reminder Michelle. I had a great time photographing this fun family at Heritage Acres, in Victoria BC. We sure laughed a lot (mostly at me and my inability to remember names... sorry NICOLE!)
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