Wow! It’s been awhile since we posted a blog. So, to make up for it, I decided I would get a little personal.
The other day my aunt Jean emailed some old family photos to me. They are so much fun!
This first one is of Grandma Carlson’s side of the family. It’s funny how through time, family portraits do not change that much. Everyone is positioned just so, people are fussing with the baby, and Great Grandma Wernberg is trying to hide as much as possible.
This portrait was not taken professionally, but what I love about it is that it captures personality. Everyone looks comfortable around each other and is happy to be in the photograph. Even the three elders to the left look very proud, through their Scandinavian poses. The barn could be removed from the background and you would still know that many in this photo were hard working farmers.
My grandparents are the two in the top row. Grandma looks like the happiest one in the group and Grandpa looks kind of like David Duchovny. Kind of interesting being grandpa liked to tell me occasional stories of his possible encounters with aliens and sasquatch.
My Grandpa was the photographer for this photograph. Whitney and I totally love this image! It’s probably because I tend to strike the same pose that Uncle Harold, my grandpa’s brother, is striking for the camera. (Pointing at the camera with tongue sticking out.) Family personalities must pass through time.
Looking at and talking about these images makes me realize, once again, the power of photography. I will never see any of these family members, face to face, again. My memories of them, as well as the stories I have never heard, live on through photographs. I wish I had more!
I am so excited that the brides and families we work with understand the importance of photography. Sadly, there are people that do not understanding this concept. It’s not until you see photos of your past relatives, that it really sinks in. By investing in professional photography, you are not only purchasing something you can love, but you are truly investing in something special for your children, grandchildren, and many others.
My grandparents passed away over a decade ago, but I get to see them every day as I look at their wedding portrait that is displayed in our dinning room. I cannot imagine not having something so valuable. I am so glad they chose to invest in this gift for us that I will pass onto my children and grandchildren.
Thanks for listening to the thought s that have been going through my head this week.